Loughborough University

Kathryn Brown

Senior Lecturer in Art History and Visual Culture (History, heritage and archaeology; Human society; Language, communication and culture)


I am a specialist in three inter-connected fields: modern and contemporary art, art markets, and digital art history. I am a specialist in the works of Henri Matisse and Edgar Degas. My monographs include Women Readers in French Painting 1870–1890 (Routledge 2012), Matisse’s Poets: Critical Performance in the Artist’s Book (Bloomsbury Academic, 2017), Henri Matisse: A Critical Life (Reaktion, 2021) and Dialogies with Degas: Influence and Antagonism in Contemporary Art (2023). In addition to publishing journal articles, book chapters, and catalogue essays, I have edited numerous essay collections including: The Art Book Tradition in Twentieth-Century Europe (Routledge, 2013), Interactive Contemporary Art: Participation in Practice (I.B. Tauris, 2014), Perspectives on Degas (Routledge, 2017) and Digital Humanities and Art History (Routledge, 2020).

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