Laura Cumming (born July 1961) the art critic for The Observer. In addition to her career in journalism, Cumming has written well-received books on self-portraits in art and the discovery of a lost portrait by Diego Velázquez in 1845.

Books in order of publication:

A Face to the World: On Self Portraits – 2009

The Vanishing Velázquez: A 19th-Century Bookseller’s Obsession with a Lost Masterpiece – 2016

Chapel Sands – Five Days Gone: The Mystery of My Mother’s Disappearance as a Child – 2019