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As an undergraduate I studied French with Art History at the University of East Anglia, which included a year at the Sorbonne, and took an MA at the Courtauld Institute, London specialising in French Symbolism.
Employed for six years (1977-1983) as Research Assistant at the Open University, I contributed to course materials and broadcasts on the Enlightenment and Modern Art and Modernism. In the mid-1980s I taught part-time at Manchester Metropolitan University and from 1997-9 taught on the first year course at the University of Edinburgh.
I have lectured widely to NADFAS, in the National Galleries of Scotland and in other galleries in Britain and abroad. Mainly engaged now with writing and exhibition curating, I served as advisory consultant and contributing author to the exhibition Gauguin, Paris, 1889, The Cleveland Museum of Art, October- January, 2009-10; Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam, February-May, 2010. I was principal curator of the exhibition Gauguin: Maker of Myth held at Tate Modern and the National Gallery of Art, Washington, September 2010 – June 2011.
My principal current projects are:
Cataloguing works from the Russell collection of French fin-de-siècle art for a touring exhibition.
Contributing entries on Van Gogh and Gauguin to the Systematic Catalogue of 19th century paintings at the National Gallery of Art, Washington.
This article was published on Oct 30, 2012