Angus Trumble

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Gender MALE
Industry Arts
Occupation art museum director
Location New Haven, Connecticut, United States
Introduction Angus Trumble will begin work as Director of the National Portrait Gallery of Australia on February 10, 2014. He has been Senior Curator of Paintings and Sculpture at the Yale Center for British Art in New Haven, Connecticut, since May 2003. Angus is the author of a number of books, including A Brief History of the Smile and The Finger: A Handbook, which has lately been published in New York by Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, in London by Yale University Press, and by Melbourne University Publishing. He is an occasional contributor to the Burlington Magazine, Apollo, and a more regular one to The Times Literary Supplement, the Australian Book Review, and Esopus Magazine.
Interests Writing non-fiction, art, The New York Times, reference book collecting, travel, long walks, relatively innocent eavesdropping and note-taking for future reference of loud public cell-phone conversations, reading, history, music, food, obscure knowledge, really good perfume.
Favorite Movies L'Atalante, Night of the Hunter, The Third Man, Doctor Zhivago, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, His Girl Friday, A High Wind in Jamaica, Intolerance, The Ghost and Mrs. Muir, Grey Gardens, Black Narcissus, All About Eve, The Big Country, Nashville, Autumn Sonata, Great Expectations, Now! Voyager, Interiors, Kind Hearts and Coronets, Carry On Up The Khyber.
Favorite Music Bach chorales, Romantic chamber music, Schubert, Dvořák, Brahms, Busoni, Messaien, Bill Frisell, Pink Martini, La Gioconda, Falstaff, Cole Porter, Musical Comedies of the Broadway tradition.
Favorite Books Middlemarch, The Magic Mountain, War and Peace, Nostromo, Bleak House, The Ambassadors, Tender is the Night, The Colonial Office List, Crockford's Clerical Directory, The Oxford English Dictionary, Burke's Colonial Gentry, Psalms, 2666.