Agent : Euan Thorneycroft
Gijs van Hensbergen is a Dutch art historian, food critic and Hispanist. After training at the Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London for a BA Hons and Postgraduate research in History of Art he worked for the Knoedler Gallery, in London and New York. Following this, he made the rather eccentric decision to devote 5 years of his life to the art of the Master Chef of the Chaine des Rotisseurs as a suckling pig specialist in Segovia, Spain.
Now, Gijs lectures in architecture and leads specialist guided tours to Spain and the United States. He is the author of Art Deco (1986), In The Kitchens of Castile (1992, reissued 2002), and the acclaimed biographies Gaudi (published by HarperCollins), and Guernica (published by Bloomsbury). His biography of Spain’s most famous building, The Sagrada Familia: Gaudí’s Heaven on Earth, was published by PRH Spain and Bloomsbury in 2017.