Giles Waterfield was born on July 24, 1949, and died on November 5, 2016.
He was a British, McKitterick Prize-winning novelist, art historian, and curator.
He spent his childhood in Paris and Geneva.
He was educated at Magdalen College, Oxford and the Courtauld Institute of Art.
During 1971, Giles started his one-year work as an assistant teacher at the Merz-Schule, Stuttgart.
From 1976 until 1979 he worked as Education Services Officer at the Royal Pavilion, Brighton.
During 1979 Waterfield became the (first) Director of the Dulwich Picture Gallery, where he remained until 1996.
Since then Giles Waterfield has been an independent curator, writer and university lecturer.
He had ncurated numerous exhibitions, notably Soane and After (Dulwich Picture Gallery, 1987) Palaces of Art (Dulwich Picture Gallery and National Gallery of Scotland, 1991), Art Treasures of England Royal Academy of Art, London (1998), In Celebration: the Art of the Country House (Tate Gallery, London,1998-9), Below Stairs (National Portrait Gallery, London and National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh, 2003-4), The Artist’s Studio (Compton Verney and Sainsbury Centre, UEA, 2009–10).
Giles Waterfield passed away at 67 years old.