Richard Ormond is the great-nephew of artist John Singer Sargent who famously painted “Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose” whilst staying in Broadway.
Formerly director of the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, 1986-2000, and chairman of the Watts Gallery, Compton, UK, 1987-2019.
Richard is the co-author of the John Singer Sargent catalogue raisonné, 9 vols., 1998-2016.
Currently working on a complete catalogue of Sargent’s 750 portrait drawings in charcoal, and on a selection of his letters. Curator of the forthcoming exhibition of ‘Sargent in Spain’ at the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C.