Michael Ann Holly Fellow
Jeremy Melius is a historian of modern art and art writing, who has published widely on figures such as Walter Pater, Pablo Picasso, and Lee Bontecou, and on topics such as the history of connoisseurship, the afterlife of Botticelli, and the relation between photography and sculpture. His work is often framed by the complex entanglements of word and image, and their consequences for the treatment of visual art as historical evidence. Most recently Melius was a Visiting Scholar at Corpus Christi College at the University of Oxford in England (2021–22). At the Clark, he will develop a project on the Victorian critic John Ruskin and his fraught relationship with the practice of art history.