Sebastian Smee

Smee, an art critic for the Globe, was awarded the 2011 Pulitzer Prize in Criticism. He previously wrote for a number of publications in London and Sydney. Smee is the author of five books on Lucian Freud, and one on Matisse and Picasso.

Smee’s Frame by Frame columns

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Art Review

Spellbound by ‘The Man’ at the ICA

By , Globe Staff

At the ICA, Ragnar Kjartansson’s video presents a performance by bluesman Pinetop Perkins.


Much great art, many fine shows, but no blocks busted

By , Globe Staff

Sebastian Smee reflects on his favorite art shows in 2016, even if no one exhibit was huge.

Art Review

Rough edges at RISD

By , Globe Staff

Something lurks behind the loveliness at “Inventing Impressionism.”

Frame by Frame

Thinking pig in Providence

By , Globe Staff

A 2,000-year-old sculpture at the RISD Museum is as much about home as animal.