John-Paul Stonard completed his PhD at the Courtauld Institute of Art, and is a London-based writer and art historian, and a member of the consultative committee of The Burlington Magazine. His books include Fault Lines. Art in Germany 1945-55 (2007); as editor and contributor, The Books that Shaped Art History (2013); and Germany Divided. Baselitz and his Generation (2014). He was the co-curator of Kenneth Clark: Looking for Civilisation (Tate Britain, 2014).
He has published numerous articles on modern and contemporary art and is a regular contributor to the London Review of Books, the Times Literary Supplement, and The Burlington Magazine.