Sebastian Smee is the Globe's art critic. He joined the paper's staff from Sydney, where he worked as national art critic for The Australian. He lived in the UK between 2001 and 2004, where he worked on staff at The Art Newspaper, before freelancing for The Spectator, The Guardian, The Independent, The Times, and The Financial Times. He became the second-string art critic at the Daily Telegraph, and wrote a regular column on art for Prospect magazine.
He has written a book on the relationship between Matisse and Picasso and the text to go with five books on Lucian Freud.
He moved to Boston in May, 2008.