Department of Cultural, Media and Visual Studies



Anthea Callen

Emeritus Professor of Art History, Faculty of Arts



Anthea Callen is an independent scholar and a painter. She is Professor Emeritus of Visual Culture at the University of Nottingham, and Honorary Research Associate at the University of Warwick.

Expertise Summary

Anthea Callen is widely published and an internationally renowned specialist on the history of artists' materials and techniques; she regularly collaborates with museum conservators and curators in study of the historical materials and methods of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist painters. As a feminist she has long been interested in gender and visual representation of the human body, and published a formative text on women in design history, on the Arts and Crafts movement. Her most recent monographs are on Degas's images of women, and on the painting techniques of the Impressionists, both published by Yale University Press. She is currently completing another book for Yale, on the male body and issues of masculinity. Her latest research is for a book on painters' studios in nineteenth-century France.

Department of Cultural, Media and Visual Studies

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