Simon Schama

British art historian

Simon Schama (born 13 February 1945) is a British historian and art critic.

Simon Schrama, 2006


  • Historians are left forever chasing shadows, painfully aware of their inability ever to reconstruct a dead world in its completeness however thorough or revealing their documentation. We are doomed to be forever hailing someone who has just gone around the corner and out of earshot.
    • Dead Certainties (Unwarranted Speculations) p. 320 (1991)

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