Clayson, (Susan) Hollis 1946-

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CLAYSON, (Susan) Hollis 1946-

PERSONAL: Born December 26, 1946, in Chicago, IL; children: one. Education: Wellesley College, B.A. (with distinction), 1968; University of CaliforniaLos Angeles, M.A., 1975, Ph.D., 1984.


ADDRESSES: Home—2439 Ridgeway Ave., Evanston, IL 60201-1857. Offıce—Department of Art History, 254 Kresge Hall, Northwestern University, 1859 Sheridan Rd., Evanston, IL 60208. E-mail—[email protected] northwestern.edu.


CAREER: Pierce College, Athens, Greece, advisor on student affairs, 1968-69; California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, instructor in complementary studies, 1974-76; Schiller College, Strasbourg, France, instructor in English and art history, 1977-78; Wichita State University, Wichita, KS, assistant professor of art history, 1978-82; Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, visiting assistant professor of art history, 1982-84; University of Illinois—Chicago Circle, Chicago, assistant professor of the history of architecture and art, 1984-85; Northwestern University, assistant professor, 1985-91, associate professor of art history, beginning 1991, Charles Deering McCormick Professor of Teaching Excellence, 1993-94, 1995-97, department chair, beginning 2000, director of Andrew W. Mellon Program in the History of Art Objects, 1989-90 and 1992-93, faculty associate of Chapin Humanities Residential College, 1985-87 and 1989-91, cochair of Organization of Women Faculty, 1992-94, senior fellow at Center for the Humanities, 1994-95. Chicago Art History Colloquia, organizer, 1985-86.


MEMBER: College Art Association of America, Society for French Historical Studies, Society for Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies, Berkshire Conference of Women Historians, Association of Art Historians (England), Midwest Art History Society, Midwest Victorian Studies Association.


AWARDS, HONORS: Grant from Lilly Endowment, 1985-86; Distinguished Teaching of Art History Award, College Art Association of America, 1990; fellow of American Council of Learned Societies, 1990-91; grant from Hewlett Fund for Curricular Innovation, 1992-93; fellow, Educational Foundation of America, American Association of University Women, 1994-95; fellow, Kaplan Center for the Humanities and Getty Center.

WRITINGS:

Painted Love: Prostitution in French Art of the Impressionist Era, Yale University Press (New Haven, CT), 1991.

(Consultant editor) Alexander Sturgis, general editor, Understanding Paintings: Themes in Art Explored and Explained, Watson-Guptill Publications (New York, NY), 2000.

Paris in Despair: Art and Everyday Life under Siege (1870-71), University of Chicago Press (Chicago, IL), 2002.


Contributor of articles and reviews to art journals, including Art Journal and Nineteenth-Century Contexts. Member of editorial board, Art Bulletin.


BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:

PERIODICALS

Journal of European Studies, March, 1994, Robert Lethbridge, review of Painted Love: Prostitution in French Art of the Impressionist Era, p. 66.

Journal of Modern History, March, 1994, review of Painted Love, p. 167.

New York Review of Books, April 18, 1996, Robert L. Herbert, review of Painted Love, p. 46.

School Arts, November, 2001, Kent Anderson, review of Understanding Paintings: Themes in Art Explored and Explained, p. 50.

Times Literary Supplement, November 22, 2002, Robert Thomas, review of Paris in Despair: Art and Everyday Life under Siege (1870-71), pp. 10-11.


ONLINE

Northwestern University Web Site: Art History Home Page, http://www.arthistory.nwu/edu/ (November 8, 2004).*

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