The 2017-2018 Visiting Fellow is T.J. Clark, Professor Emeritus of Art History at the University of California, Berkeley.
T. J. Clark is one of the world’s most influential historians of Western art. He is professor Emeritus of Art History at the University of California, Berkeley, and he has taught at universities throughout the U.S. and the U.K. His writing addresses painters from Poussin to Picasso, with an emphasis on how these artists emerge within specific economic and political contexts. His many publications include: The Painting of Modern Life: Paris in the Art of Manet and His Followers (1985); Farewell to an Idea: Episodes from a History of Modernism (1999); The Sight of Death: An Experiment in Art Writing (2006). He regularly writes art criticism in a range of publications including the London Review of Books and The New York Review of Books.