Richard R. Brettell
July - August 2004
Richard R. Brettell is currently professor of aesthetic studies in the interdisciplinary program in arts and humanities at the University of Texas at Dallas. He has enjoyed a career both as an academic and as a museum curator. He is a specialist in the field of Impressionism and French painting of the late nineteenth century, and among his recent publications are Impression: Painting Quickly in France, 1860-1890 (New Haven and London, 2001) and Modern Art 1851-1929: Capitalism and Representation (Oxford, 1999). He has been invited to organize exhibitions in numerous museums in the U.S. and throughout the world. At the Clark he is planning to complete work on catalogue projects on Gauguin for the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth, Texas, and on the nineteenth century paintings in the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena, California.