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Dr Robin John Hughes Simon
Appointment
  • Visiting Professor
  • Dept of English Lang & Literature
  • Faculty of Arts & Humanities
Biography

Editor (and founder), The British Art Journal, 1999–. Before that Editor, Apollo magazine, and previously tenured academic, University of Nottingham, and Director, Institute of European Studies, London. Studied at the Courtauld Institute of Art; Chairman, the Courtauld Association, 1998-2011. Books include Hogarth, France and British Art: The rise of the arts in eighteenth-century Britain (2007); The Portrait in Britain and America (1987); The Art of Cricket (with Alastair Smart, 1983). Written and lectured extensively on British art and Italian painting of the 13th and 14th centuries. Appointed Paul Mellon Lecturer in British Art, Yale University and National Gallery, London, for 2013. 

Research Summary

Currently editor in charge of new history of the Royal Academy, London; co-curator tercentenary exhibition 'Richard Wilson (1713-82): A European Master' (2014); contributions to exhibition 'Johan Zoffany RA: Society Observed' (2011-12);  Paul Mellon Lecturer in British Art at Yale University and National Gallery, London, 2013, lectures on the theme 'British Art and the Theatre' delivered at the National Gallery, London, and the Yale Center for British Art, Yale University, New Haven, in January–February and April respectively.

Teaching Summary

Chiefly for Yale University in London, British art of the 18th century and its relation to Europe

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