Art historian Daverio dies

Popular TV figure, writer dead at 71 of cancer

(ANSA) - ROME, SEP 2 - Art historian Philippe Daverio died Wednesday at the age of 71.
    He died during the night at Milan's institute for tumours.
    A university lecturer and essayist, Daverio was also a former culture councillor in Milan.
    He was a popular figure on TV, creating and fronting many programmes on art and culture.
    He also worked with many magazines and newspapers.
    Culture Minister Dario Franceschini said: "He was an intellectual of extraordinary humanity, a skillful populariser of culture, a sensitive and refined art historian". (ANSA).


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