Portrait of John McDonald

John McDonald

For over twenty years he has been one of Australia’s best-known art critics, writing a weekly column for the Sydney Morning Herald, and contributing to local and international publications.

He has written numerous catalogue essays, and monographs on artists such as David Strachan, Ari Purhonen and Jeffrey Smart. He has also written on films, travel and even cricket. As a lecturer, John has appeared at colleges and public forums throughout Australia, and has taught Art History and Theory at the National Art School, Sydney.