Thomas Crow

Thomas Crow

Fellow: Awarded 2014
Field of Study: Fine Arts Research

Competition: US & Canada

New York University

Thomas Crow is Rosalie Solow Professor at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University.  He was previously Director of the Getty Research Institute, Robert Lehman Professor Art History at Yale, and Chair of Art History at Sussex University in the U.K.  His teaching includes later modern and contemporary art along with French art from the later seventeenth through the early nineteenth centuries.

His books include The Long March of Pop: Art, Music and Design 1930 to 1995 (2014), Emulation: David, Drouais and Girodet in the Art of Revolutionary France (2006), The Intelligence of Art (1999), Modern Art in the Common Culture (1996), The Rise of the Sixties: American and European Art in the Era of Dissent (1996), and Painters and Public Life in Eighteenth-Century Paris (1985), which was awarded the Charles Rufus Morey and Eric Mitchell Prizes.  He writes regularly for Artforum, where he serves as contributing editor.

A member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences since 2000, he has held fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Clark Art Institute.

Crow attended Pomona College, where he holds an honorary doctorate of fine arts, and the University of California, Los Angeles.  He lives with his wife, Catherine Phillips, in New York and in Old Saybrook, Connecticut.


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