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Robert Hughes dies; art critic and author was 74
Robert Hughes dies; art critic and author was 74

Robert Hughes, a sometimes lacerating reviewer who may have commanded a larger audience than any other art critic in history, reaching the masses through 31 years as chief art critic for Time magazine and in a series of multi-part television documentaries for the BBC and PBS, has died. He was 74. Hughes, who also authored "The Fatal Shore," an acclaimed history of his native Australia'sfounding as a British penal colony, died Monday at Calvary Hospital in New York City after a long, unspecified illness, according to a statement issued by his wife, painter Doris Downes Hughes. -------------------- FOR THE RECORD: Robert Hughes obituary: The obituary of art critic Robert Hughes...

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