Dr Matthew Craske
Reader in History of Art
School of History, Philosophy and Culture
Matthew joined the staff at Oxford Brookes in January 2005 from Leicester University. He was awarded his PhD in 1992 by University College, London for his thesis, ‘The London trade in monumental sculpture and the imagery of the family in monumental art, 1720-1760’. He held a Fellowship at Churchill College, Cambridge from 1995-1998. In 1998 he was the Henry Moore Centre Fellow at Leeds and from 1998-2000 Henry Moore Foundation Fellow. In 2001-2002 he was the Leverhulme Fellow of the National Portrait Gallery. In 2012 he was a Visiting Professor at Yale University and was awarded a Paul Mellon Centre Senior Fellowship.
Teaching and supervision
- Advanced Seminars in History of Art (3rd year)
- Field Work in Art History (2nd year)
- Themes in Eighteenth and Nineteenth-Century European Art (2nd year)
- Art in Oxford (1st year)
- Museums and Society (1st year)
Matthew's research interests include: sporting art, the representation of servants, eighteenth and early nineteenth-century sculpture, the relationship between art and literature, especially illustration, the marble trade, the business of art, the representation of science, and interior decoration.
Matthew is writing a book on the literary paintings of Joseph Wright of Derby.
Matthew Craske , 'Mary Linwood of Leicester's pious address of violent times'
The Journal of Religious History, Literature and Culture 7 (1) (2021) pp.1-33
ISSN: 2057-4517 eISSN: 2057-4525Abstract Published here Open Access on RADAR
Craske M, 'Conversations and chimney pieces: the imagery of the hearth in eighteenth-century family portaiture'
British Art Studies 2 (2016)
ISSN: 2058-5462 eISSN: 2058-5462Abstract Published here
Craske M, 'Model making and anti-competitive practices in the late eighteenth-century London sculpture trade'
RIHA Journal 2014 (Jan/Mar) (2014)
ISSN: 2190-3328Abstract Published here Open Access on RADAR
Craske M, 'Matthew Cotes Wyatt’s monument to George III and the Tory vision of metropolitan improvement, 1766–1835'
Journal of Historical Geography 38 (4) (2012) pp.387-
ISSN: 0305-7488Abstract Published here
Craske M, 'Unwholesome' and 'pornographic': a reassessment of the place of Rackstrow's museum in the story of eighteenth-century anatomical collection and exhibition'
Journal of the History of Collections 23 (1) (2011) pp.75-99
ISSN: 0954-6650 eISSN: 1477-8564Abstract Published here