Ben Thomas on revolution in painting

Ben Thomas

Dr Ben Thomas, Reader in History of Art, will be giving a paper at the Paul Mellon Centre in London on Wednesday 7 November 2018, entitled ‘R. B. Kitaj and the Revolution in History Painting’.

The paper will discuss the impact of the art historian Edgar Wind (1900-1971) on the work of the American artist R.B. Kitaj (1932-2007), and present new research carried out for the forthcoming monograph Edgar Wind and Modern Art: In Defence of Marginal Anarchy (Bloomsbury, 2019).

From 1996 to 1999, Ben was Research Assistant to Margaret Wind (1915-2006), Edgar Wind’s wife, helping her to prepare the papers of her late husband for deposit in the Bodleian Library.

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