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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 Britsh 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).
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 a
comparative analysis of American and German realisms in the inter-war
period, representations of the body in American art of the early Cold
War years, and a collective project on the international history of
Marxist art-historical work since the 1970s. Publications include his 1992 book Landscape Imagery and Urban Culture in Early Nineteenth-Century Britain
(Cambridge University Press), his 2002 book Artists on the Left: American Artists and the Communist Movement, 1926-1956 (Yale University Press) and an edited volume Marxism and the History of Art: From William Morris to the New Left
(Pluto Press 2006). He recently completed the manuscript of a book with
the provisional title ‘Precisionism and Reification: American Art in
the First Machine Age’.
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