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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.



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


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


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


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


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