July - August 2003
Tamar Garb is professor in the history of art at University College London. The author of the books Bodies of Modernity: Figure and Flesh in Fin-de-Síècle France (Thames and Hudson, 1998) and Sisters of the Brush: Women's Artistic Culture in Late Nineteenth-Century Paris (Yale University Press, 2002), Garb has also served both as a member of the editorial group and editorial coordinator of the Oxford Art Journal. Garb's scholarship on portraiture and gender representation in nineteenth-century French painting includes numerous articles in a wide variety of anthologies. At the Clark, she will be working on two chapters -- "Picasso's 'Ma Jolie'" and "The Portraiture of Proximity: Courbet's Portrait of Julie Courbet" -- of her forthcoming book, Facing Femininity: Portraits of Women in France, 1814-1914.