Mr James Church

Research project: Trans-Atlantic: Art from the United Kingdom exhibited in the United States at the Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh (1910-1931)

Abstract

From 1896 onwards, the Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, hosted an annual international exhibition. Founded by Andrew Carnegie, this was the only exhibition in the United States open on a yearly basis to overseas artists and provided and important, if understudied, outlet for British and Irish artists. This project focuses upon Augustus John, Laura Knight, William Nicholson and William Orpen, all of whom first exhibited in 1910.

  • Research degree: PhD
  • Title of project: Trans-Atlantic: Art from the United Kingdom exhibited in the United States at the Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh (1910-1931)
  • Research supervisor: Dr Jonathan Black
  • Other research supervisor: Professor David Cottington

Biography

Following studies in Architecture and working in a London practice, I decided to take the opportunity to undertake research in an understudied aspect of Anglo-American relations before, during and after the First World War.

Areas of research interest

  • American art
  • British art
  • First World War
  • US-UK artistic, financial and diplomatic relations
  • The Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh

Qualifications

  • MArch. Architecture, University College London
  • MA History of Art, Birkbeck College, University of London