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Read, Sir Herbert (1893–1968) British poet and critic, 

A Dictionary of Modern and Contemporary Art

Ian Chilvers,

John Glaves-Smith

who throughout the middle third of the 20th century was widely regarded as his country's foremost advocate and interpreter of modern art. He was born at Kirbymoorside (now Kirkbymoorside), Yorkshire, into a farming family, and studied at Leeds University before serving in France in the First World War; his distinguished record as a soldier lent an added authority to his later pacifism and anarchism. After the war he worked at the Treasury, then in the ceramics department of the Victoria and Albert Museum, ... ...

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