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Gosling , Nigel - Nadar

 

Nigel Gosling, a British art and dance critic who was a pioneering champion of American modern dance, died of cancer Friday in London. He was 73 years old.

Mr. Gosling worked for more than 30 years on the culture staff of The Observer of London and was its art critic from 1961 to 1975. Under the pseudonym of Alexander Bland, he also wrote dance criticism for the ''Observer'' in collaboration with his wife, Maude Lloyd, a former leading dancer of the Ballet Rambert of London. The Goslings held the post at the time of Mr. Gosling's death.

Born in 1909 and educated at Eton and Cambridge, Mr. Gosling entered the Foreign Service in the 30's, but an overriding interest in the arts led him to study painting and later ballet. In 1939, he married his teacher, Miss Lloyd.

The Goslings began to write about dance in 1948, taking their pseudonym from the name of a piglet in a children's book by Beatrix Potter.

Under his own name, he was the author of many books, including ''Leningrad,'' ''Gustave Dore'' and ''Nadar.'' Books by Alexander Bland include ''The Dancer's World,'' ''The Nureyev Image,'' ''A History of Ballet and Dance,'' ''Fonteyn and Nureyev: The Story of a Partnership'' and ''The Royal Ballet: The First 50 Years.'' He also edited the memoirs of Rudolf Nureyev, who was a close friend.

Surviving are his wife and a son, Nicholas.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Publisher: Meulenhoff
Language: English 
Hardcover
ISBN-10: 9029008849
ISBN-13: 
Item weight: 1699g
Dimensions: 30,5x22,5 cm