M.Phil, Barber Institute, Birmingham University
Rachel Barnes is a freelance art historian, lecturer, writer and broadcaster. She is Professor of Art History in London for Pepperdine University and James Madison University, and lectures regularly at the National Gallery, Tate, and the Royal Academy of Arts, where she also writes education guides for major exhibitions. Barnes has had 16 art books published including the best seller Gustave Klimt, and Salvador Dali, both published by Quercus in 2008 and 2010 respectively. As an art critic for the Guardian Barnes interviewed artists including David Hockney, Tracey Emin, Damien Hirst, Cindy Sherman and R.B. Kitaj. She continues to contribute regularly as an art critic on radio and television, in particular on BBC World Service News as an art correspondent.