David Buckman has been a journalist and author for over 50 years, originally as a magazine staffer, but mainly as a freelance. He has written for numerous magazines and newspapers and made several hundred radio and television broadcasts. Since the publication of his dictionary Artists in Britain since 1945, 1998 (second, revised, expanded edition, 2006), he has concentrated on arts writing. He contributed to Macmillan’s The Dictionary of Art and to Brian McFarlane’s The Encyclopaedia of British Film. Monograph subjects include: J. B. Manson, Leonid Pasternak, Martin Leman and Glyn Morgan; Mixed Palette, a study of Frank Ward and Kathleen Walne; Charles Debenham’s East Anglia; and a biography of the sculptor A. H. Gerrard.