July - August 2013
Elizabeth Athens (Clark Graduate Summer Fellow) is a Ph.D. candidate at Yale University, where she focuses on the intersection of American art, science, and literature. She completed her master’s degree at the Williams College Graduate Program in the History of Art with a study of Thomas Eakins’s clinic paintings. She has published on Eakins and has been a contributing author to collection and exhibition catalogues from the Williams College Museum of Art and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. At the Clark she will be working on a project that examines the graphic work of American artist-naturalist and author William Bartram.