Herbert Read

Content by or about Sir Herbert Edward Read, DSO, MC (4 December 1893 – 12 June 1968) an English anarchist, art historian, poet, literary critic and philosopher, best known for numerous books on art, which included influential volumes on the role of art in education.

Politically, Read considered himself an anarchist, albeit in the English quietist tradition of Edward Carpenter and William Morris. Nevertheless, in the 1953 New Year Honours he accepted a knighthood for "services to literature"; this caused Read to be ostracized by most of the anarchist movement. He was actively opposed to the Franco regime in Spain, and often campaigned on behalf of political prisoners in Spain

Sir Herbert Read