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Robert Hughes’ Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday) July 28, 1938

Death Date August 6, 2012

Age of Death 74 years

Cause of Death N/A

Profession Novelist

The novelist Robert Hughes died at the age of 74. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Most remembered for a bestselling Australian historical study titled The Fatal Shore, he also worked as a Time magazine art critic and hosted an art-themed television program called The Shock of the New.

His first marriage, to Danne Emerson, resulted in a son named Danton. His second marriage, to Victoria Whistler, lasted from 1981 until 1996. A decade prior to his death, he married his third wife, American painter Doris Downes.

Quotes

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The new job of art is to sit on the wall and get more expensive.

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It was the basilica of gossip, the Vatican of inside dope.

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Popular in our time, unpopular in his. So runs the stereotype of rejected genius.

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The greater the artist, the greater the doubt. Perfect confidence is granted to the less talented as a consolation prize.

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Nothing they design ever gets in the way of a work of art.