Hugo Chapman
(Photograph Monroe Warshaw)

5 July 2011 | London

A graduate from London University, Hugo Chapman (1963) first worked for a decade at Christie’s as specialist of Old Master Drawings. In 1995 he joined the British Museum. As Assistant Keeper he has been in charge of the Italian drawings (1400-1800), shifting his field of interest to the French drawings of the same period during the last few years. He has been the curator of some major exhibitions, including Raphael from Urbino to Rome in 2004, Michelangelo Drawings: Closer to the Master in 2005, also shown at the Teylers Museum (Haarlem), and Italian Renaissance drawings from Fra Angelico to Leonardo in 2010, a joint project with the Uffizi (Florence), also the second venue in 2011. Hugo Chapman is the successor of Antony Griffiths, who will retire later this month.