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S. Hollis (Holly) Clayson

September - December 2003

S. Hollis Clayson, professor of art history at Northwestern University, has studied diverse aspects of nineteenth-century art rooted in Paris. Her publications include Painted Love: Prostitution in French Art of the Impressionist Era (Yale University Press, 1991) and Paris in Despair: Art and Everyday Life Under Siege (University of Chicago Press, 2002). At the Clark, Clayson will initiate work on a new project, "Mary Cassatt's Accent, or the (Un)Making of a Cosmopolitan in Paris," a comprehensive study of the travails of Cassatt and other expatriate American artists in Paris between the American Civil War and World War I. (September - December)

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