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Jacky Klein is an art historian, publisher and broadcaster, specialising in modern and contemporary art. After studying at Oxford University and the Courtauld Institute of Art, she worked as a curator at London's Tate, Barbican, Courtauld and Hayward galleries. In 2008, she moved into the world of art publishing, first as Commissioning Editor at Thames & Hudson, then as Executive Editor at Tate Publishing and most recently as Director of HENI Publishing, an independent arts publisher. She is the author of Grayson Perry (Thames & Hudson, 3rd edition 2020) and co-author of a number of books including Alfred Cohen: An American Artist in Europe (Ben Uri, 2020), Body of Art (Phaidon, 2015), and What is Contemporary Art? A Children’s Guide (Thames & Hudson / Museum of Modern Art, New York, 2012).

She has presented and contributed to a range of radio and television programmes for the BBC, Travel Channel, Bloomberg TV, Tate, Christie's, the Art Fund and more, and has taught at a number of arts institutions including the Courtauld Institute, University College London, Christie’s Education, the Victoria & Albert Museum and Artangel.

Each year, she teaches a week-long course for students in Venice, focused on modern art in the city, including the life and collection of Peggy Guggenheim. A public and passionate advocate for the arts, she is a Trustee of the UK Association for Art History.

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