Colleagues will be sorry to learn of the death of Benedict (Ben) Read, former Senior Lecturer in the School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies.
Having read English Literature at the University of Oxford, Ben was appointed as Deputy Witt Librarian at the Courtauld Institute of Art in London, where he also taught and continued his studies in Art History. Ben left the Institute in 1990 to join the University. At Leeds, Ben was Senior Lecturer in Art History and enjoyed a long stint as Director of the MA Sculpture Studies programme, under the auspices of the Henry Moore Foundation (1990-97). Following his retirement in 2010, Ben continued his association with the University as a Senior Visiting Research Fellow in Fine Art.
As yet there are no funeral details; a notice will be placed on For Staff as soon as they known.
An obituary is being prepared.
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