CURRENT    Julian's book Genesis is now on sale. Beautifully printed and bound, it presents his sequence of 37 paintings responding to the first book of the Bible, a sequence exhibited at St Anne's Galleries in June 2015. (The first four paintings are shown right.) 'How imaginative, indeed how boldly original are his pictures, and how varied!' writes David Carrier, reviewing the book for New York's Artcritical. A collector's edition including an etching by Julian (Jacob Wrestling, also shown right) is available. To purchase, go to St Anne's Galleries.  

CURRENT   Julian has recently completed his portrait of the songwriter and guitarist Richard Thompson He, She, They The painting, done in a series of sittings over the past two years, salutes a musician whose art has inspired and influenced Julian throughout his career.

Julian's biography of the most legendary of modern artists, Vincent van Gogh: A Power Seething, was published in the USA by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in 2015. It has been enthusiastically reviewed:

New York Times   http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/25/books/review/van-gogh-by-julian-bell

New York Review of Books  http://www.nybooks.com/articles/archives/2015/feb/05/van-gogh-courage-and-cunning

Washington Post http://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/books/book-review-van-gogh-a-power-seething-by-julian-bell

Wall Street Journal   http://www.wsj.com/articles/book-review-van-gogh-a-power-seething-by-julian-bell