John Richardson is the author of a memoir, "The Sorcerer's Apprentice;" an essay collection, "Sacred Monsters, Sacred Masters; " and books on Manet and Braque. He has written for "The New York Review of Books, The New Yorker, "and" Vanity Fair." He was instrumental in setting up Christie's in the United States. In 1993 he was made a Corresponding Fellow of the British Academy. In 1995-96 he served as the Slade Professor of Fine Art at Oxford University. He divides his time between Connecticut and New York City.