Phaidon authors recognised in the New Year's Honours List
Gillian Wearing, John Pawson and Tacita Dean all made Commander of the Order of the British Empire for 2019
The British architect John Pawson is best known for his minimalist approach, stripping a structure back to its bare necessities. However, this year he has found room for a few more letters at the end of his name: CBE.
In the New Year's Honours List, Pawson – who is perhaps best known for creating London’s Design Museum - was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire for services to design and architecture. And Pawson wasn’t the only Phaidon author now able to add CBE to their signature.
The British fine artist Tacita Dean, who had previously been awarded an OBE in 2013, was also given this higher honour for services to art, following the success of her ground-breaking 2018 solo exhibition, which ran concurrently at the National Gallery, the National Portrait Gallery and the Royal Academy.
And Gillian Wearing, also the recipient of an OBE – she received hers in 2011 – was given a CBE for her services to art; in 2018, she became the first woman to create a statue for Parliament Square, following the installation of her statue of Millicent Fawcett, the suffragist.
To find out more about all three, order a copy of our Gillian Wearing book here; take a look at our Tacita Dean collector’s edition here; and peruse our wide range of John Pawson books here.