A second essay on Hugh Lane (1875-1915), about the art dealer’s work in South Africa, appears in Transculturation in Britain Art, 1770-1930, edited by Julie Codell. Advertisements
The Rise of the Modern Art Market in London, edited by Anne Helmreich and Pamela Fletcher, is out now in hardback and paperback. It features my essay “Decorative politics and direct pictures: Hugh Lane and the global art market, 1900–15.” … Continue reading
“Art and Labour’s Cause is One:” Walter Crane in Manchester. In 2008, I curated an exhibition at the Walter Crane Archive at the Whitworth Art Gallery, part of the University of Manchester. The catalogue is available through Blackwell’s online bookstore. … Continue reading
A review of The Edwardian Sense appeared in a recent issue of the Times Literary Supplement. Here is the link: http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/the_tls/article7169598.ece
The Edwardian Sense: Art, Design, and Performance in Britain, 1901-1910, edited by Morna O’Neill and Michael Hatt, is now available from Yale University Press. A review of the book is available here: http://www.openlettersmonthly.com/the-thin-clear-happy-call/
Walter Crane (1845-1915) was one of the most important, versatile and radical artists of the nineteenth century: a painter, decorator, designer, book illustrator, poet, author, teacher, art theorist, and socialist. Crane’s astonishingly diverse body of work challenged the establishment, artistically … Continue reading
I am an art historian and specialist in nineteenth-century European art and design, currently teaching at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. This page will contain links to recent publications, conferences, and information about ongoing research projects.