Secrest tackles Modigliani in new biography
Meryle Secrest was fascinated by some of the myths around Modigliani, especially the depictions of his bohemian lifestyle and the circumstances of his early death.
"People are reconsidering the view of him as a minor painter," said Secrest who first became enamored of him at the National Gallery of Art. Secrest, who was born in Bath, England, has had a long career as a journalist and biographer. She worked at The Washington Post from 1964 to 1975. In 2006 her award-winning biographies were recognized when she received the National Humanities Medal. She lives in Washington.
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