Author: Julian Brooks

I'm curator of drawings at the J. Paul Getty Museum, particularly looking after Italian, Spanish, and British works (they're all fairly well-behaved). My own drawing talents are very limited, though I scratch away with a pencil every now and then as an exercise in self-humiliation. Chocolate sustains me through the day. Although I'm English (and even educated at Oxford, so I wear a lot of tweed), I adore California. My accent has softened somewhat, and the Ts have turned to Ds; I now say "Geddy" instead of "Getty."