Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Oxford Art History Research Seminar Series

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TORCH, Radcliffe Humanities Building, Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, Woodstock Road OX2 6GG


The Face of Time: Facingness and Absorption in George Caleb Bingham's River Paintings with speaker David Peters Corbett, UEA

David Peters Corbett is Professor of Art History and American Studies (UEA) and from September 2016 will also be Visiting Professor of American Art at the Courtauld Institute. He has written widely on British and American painting between the mid-nineteenth and mid-twentieth centuries.

Recent publications include, An American Experiment: George Bellows and the Ashcan Painters (exhibition catalogue, National Gallery, London, 2011), A Companion to British Art, 1600 to the Present (2013), and, with Dr Sarah Monks (UEA), Anglo-American: Artistic Relations between Britain and the US from Colonial Times to the Present, a special issue of the journal Art History (31:3) which has subsequently appeared as a book (2012).

He is currently working on a monograph, ‘Urban Painting and the Landscape Tradition in America, 1850-1930’, which deals with the relationship between the mid-nineteenth century landscape tradition and the painting of the cities which came to form a central strand of US modernism later in the century.