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OBIT Critic Robert Hughes Dies

Critic Robert Hughes Dies

Australian art critic and writer Robert Hughes died Monday in a Bronx hospital after a long illness. Hughes started as an art critic for Time magazine and later published popular books such as The Fatal Shore, about the harsh conditions of convicts during early settlements in Australia. He also had a television series called Shock of the New about modern art. He was 74 years old. "Bob really opened up the eyes of Australians to their history in Fatal Shore," said Australian Liberal MP Malcolm Turnbull, who is married to Hughes' niece.

August 6, 2012 7:57 PM