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Subject: John Berger, art critic and author of Ways of Seeing, dies aged 90

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/03/17 at 2:53 am

Art critic and author John Berger has died at the age of 90.
His best-known work was Ways of Seeing, a criticism of western cultural aesthetics, but he also won the Booker Prize for his novel G.
He donated half the prize money to the radical African-American movement, the Black Panthers.
His editor Tom Overton, who is writing Berger's biography, said the writer "let us know that art would enrich our lives".
Berger was born in Hackney, north London, and began his career as a painter.
Soon after his work was exhibited in the 1940s, he turned his hand to writing. His works ranged from poetry to screenplays, writings on photography, the exploitation of migrant workers and the Palestinian struggle for statheood.

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