Ian Collins is a writer and curator. His many books include monographs on John Craxton, Rose Hilton, Joan Leigh Fermor and John McLean. In recent years he has presented exhibitions at the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts in Norwich, Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge, Dorset County Museum, Salisbury Museum, Yale Center for British Art in New Haven, A.G. Leventis Gallery in Nicosia, Benaki Museum in Athens and the British Museum. The catalogue for his Sainsbury Centre exhibition Masterpieces: Art and East Anglia was overall winner of the 2013 East Anglian Book Awards and he has an honorary doctorate of letters from the University of East Anglia. He lives in Suffolk and London.