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.

Latest stories

In portrait of late artist Jon Imber, life and love endure

By Sebastian Smee , Globe Staff

A one-hour film chronicles the career, remarkable family life, and the late creative flowering of a renowned Somerville artist diagnosed with ALS.

The ticket: Visual art

By Sebastian Smee , Globe Staff

Sebastian Smee’s picks for this upcoming week.


Artist Joan Jonas tapped for Venice Biennale

By Sebastian Smee , Globe Staff

The MIT professor emerita will represent the United States at the 56th Venice Biennale, the world’s most prestigious exhibition of contemporary art.

Frame by Frame

Jacob Lawrence and the ‘Playroom’

By Sebastian Smee , Globe Staff

Painted in flat, unyielding colors in egg tempera on hard board, Lawrence’s “Playroom” shows three girls playing with various dolls.