John Kenworthy-Browne is a free-lance art historian, specialising in architecture and sculpture, chiefly of the neo-classical period. Educated at Ampleforth, Wadham College, Oxford and later the Courtauld Institute, he was Regional Representative for the National Trust, and lived at Dyrham Park, Gloucestershire, a house which he set up and opened to the public in 1961. Later he was cataloguer in the Furniture Department at Christie’s where he first became acquainted with English sculpture.
He wrote the sculpture entries for the Council of Europe exhibition, The Age of Neo-Classicism (1972), and numerous articles for Country Life, Apollo, Burligton Magazine, The British Art Journal, Sculpture Journal and other specialist publications; he also contributed to the Dictionary of Art and the Oxford DNB. A book on Joseph Nollekens has yet to appear.
Last modified 25 November 2011