Emeritus Professors


Professor David Bindman

David Bindman was Durning-Lawrence Professor of the History of Art and taught courses mainly on British 18th century and European Romantic art, specialising in caricature and the history of printmaking, and questions of national and racial identity. He was educated at Oxford, Harvard and London universities and has taught frequently in the US. He has written several books and articles on William Hogarth and William Blake, and on the British response to the French Revolution (Shadow of the Guillotine, 1989), and on the sculptors Roubiliac and Flaxman. His most recent book is entitled Ape to Apollo: Aesthetics, Human Variety and Race in the 18th Century for Reaktion Books.


Professor Helen Weston

Helen Weston's research interests are in French 18th- and early 19th-century art and art criticism, the work of women artists and the representation of women in this period. She has published widely on the art of the French Revolution, with some emphasis on portraiture, and has produced a number of articles on the work of Pierre-Paul Prud'hon and his collaborator, Constance Mayer, as well as on David, Girodet and Mme Benoist. Her work has focused on the representation of men and women from France's colonies during the Revolution. She co-authored and co-edited, with William Vaughan, David's 'The Death of Marat' (C.U.P. 2000).


Professor Christopher Wilson

Christopher Wilson (PhD Courtauld Institute) taught the history of medieval architecture and figural arts from c.1100 to c.1500. Most of his research is on English religious and secular architecture of the same period, with an emphasis on episodes of receptivity to ideas from Continental Europe. Other interests include funerary monuments and sculpture, saints' shrines, and Scottish medieval architecture. Independent publications include The Shrines of Saint William of York (York, Yorkshire Museum, 1977), The Gothic Cathedral. The Architecture of the Great Church 1140-1550 (London, Thames and Hudson, 1990).

Prof Andrew Hemingway

Professor Andrew Hemingway

Andrew Hemingway was educated at the universities of Hull, East Anglia, and London. He taught full time in higher education from 1974 and joined UCL in 1987, becoming a reader in history of art in 1993 and professor in 2003. His on-going research interests include U.S. art and politics in the early 20th century, Neue Sachlichkeit and German realisms of the Weimar period, and the historiography of Marxist art history. His books include Landscape Imagery and Urban Culture in Early Nineteenth-Century Britain (Cambridge University Press, 1992), Artists on the Left: American Artists and the Communist Movement, 1926-1956 (Yale University Press, 2002), The Mysticism of Money: Precisionist Painting and Machine Age America (Periscope, 2013), and the edited volume Marxism and the History of Art: From William Morris to the New Left (Pluto Press, 2006). Transatlantic Romanticism: British and American Art and Literature, 1790-1860, a volume of essays co-edited with Alan Wallach, will appear with University of Massachusetts Press in autumn 2014. A collection of Hemingway's early essays and papers on landscape painting and aesthetics is in preparation for publication in Brill's Historical Materialism series.