September - September 2001
Peter Funnell is curator of nineteenth-century portraits at the National Portrait Gallery in London. He has organized exhibitions on Christina Rossetti, David Livingstone, and on the portraiture of John Everett Millais, all of which have been extremely successful with large numbers of visitors in London and locations beyond. Funnell is also responsible for the much-praised 1996 reinstallation of the Gallery's entire first floor, an undertaking credited with breathing new life into that institution. At the Clark, Funnell will pursue a project called The Male Image: Portraiture and Masculinity in Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Britain.