THE HERBERT REED LIBRARY
Sir Herbert Reed was one of the most well none art historian in the world, Cornaro institute is proud to have hundreds of art books that has been donated from Ben Reed(sun of Herbert)) and the university of Leeds. Ben Reed he was a member of the Cornaro for many years.Our Library is ready for you now at the Cornaro art Institute Gazi Pasia 33 Limassol.
Benedict Read (1945-2016)
By Joanna Barnes
Ben, as we all knew him, is probably best remembered for his pioneering work on Victorian sculpture, but he also had a vast knowledge of nineteenth and twentieth-century European art and architecture and a keen interest in earlier periods as well.
The son of the eminent art-critic, Sir Herbert Read and Margaret, née Ludwig, an accomplished professional musician, he studied English Literature at Oxford University and then Art History at the Courtauld Institute of Art in London, where he subsequently taught and held the post of Deputy Witt Librarian. Ben became Senior Lecturer in History of Art at the University of Leeds in 1990 and Director of the MA Sculpture Studies programme, under the auspices of the Henry Moore Foundation. Ben had a great love of sculpture, his enthusiasm was infectious and he inspired several generations of students, many of whom are PMSA members.