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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Frame by Frame

Deadlier than the male

By , Globe Staff

Peter Paul Rubens’s “Head of Cyrus Brought to Queen Tomyris” is bloody good.

critic’s notebook

Art as mirror of this dark moment

By , Globe Staff

Not all art is there to console us. Some expresses brutal truths about our times.

Art Review

A folk art collection both strange and familiar

By , Globe Staff

At this Addison Gallery of American Art show featuring ceramics, glassware, paintings, and more, folk art is in fashion.


Getting to grips with grief, in powerful art exhibit

By , Globe Staff

“Doris Salcedo: The Materiality of Mourning” is a small, important show that negotiates a very big subject.