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Winchester School of Art

Professor Brandon Taylor BA., MLitt., PhD., DPhil

Emeritus Professor in History of Art

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Brandon Taylor BA., MLitt., PhD., DPhil is Professor Emeritus of History of Art, University of Southampton, and currently Senior Research Fellow in Contemporary and Modern Art at Solent University, Southampton, and Visiting Tutor in History and Theory of Art at the Ruskin School of Art, University of Oxford.

From 2008-13 he was Visiting Professor in History of Art at the University of Reading. In 2000 he was a Visiting Scholar at the Paul Mellon Centre for British Art, Yale University, and in 2001 and 2002 at the Institute of Art History of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague and the Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava. In 2004 he was nominated a membre suppléant of the Comité Internationale d’Histoire de l’Art (CIHA), and in 2007 and 2008 he was a Visiting Scholar at the Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles, California. In 2015 he was a Research Scholar at the Hans Arp and Sophie Taeuber-Arp Foundation, Berlin.

His research fields include contemporary and recent art, modernism, the history and theory of art institutions, and the art of central and eastern Europe and the former USSR. Books include Art and Literature under the Bolsheviks (2 Vols), London 1990, 1991; Art of Today, Weidenfeld, London 1995; Collage: The Making of Modern Art, Thames and Hudson, London 2004; Art Today, Lawrence King Publishing, London 2005; Sculpture and Psychoanalysis (editor), Ashgate and Henry Moore Institute, Leeds 2006; After Constructivism, Yale University Press, New Haven and London 2014; St Ives and British Modernism, Pallant House Gallery, Chichester 2015. His books have been translated into French, German, Spanish, Korean, Russian and Chinese. In recent years he has developed a practice as a studio painter and has exhibited in group shows in London and elsewhere. 

Professor Brandon Taylor
Winchester School of Art University of Southampton Park Avenue Winchester Hampshire SO23 8DL

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