Troy, Nancy J. 1952-

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TROY, Nancy J. 1952-

PERSONAL: Born December 27, 1952, in New York, NY; daughter of William B. (a business executive) and Joanne (Joslin) Troy; married Wim de Wit. Education: Wesleyan University, B.A. (magna cum laude), 1974; Yale University, M.A., 1976, Ph.D., 1979.

ADDRESSES: Office—Department of Art History, University of Southern California, University Park Campus, Los Angeles, CA 90089. E-mail—[email protected].

CAREER: Waddington Galleries, London, England, gallery assistant, 1973; Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, assistant professor of history of art, 1979-83; Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, assistant professor, 1983-85, associate professor, 1985-92, professor of art history, 1992-93, department chair, 1990-92, AT&T research fellow, 1992-93; University of Southern California, Los Angeles, visiting professor, 1994-95, professor of art history, 1995—, department chair, 1997—. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, curatorial coordinator and special consultant, summers, 1972-74; National Gallery of Art, assistant to curator of French paintings, summer, 1975, member of board of advisors for Center for Advanced Study in Visual Arts, 1999-2002; Baltimore Museum of Art, member of committee on collections and fine arts accessions committee, both 1979-82. Yale University, research assistant, 1975, guest curator at Art Gallery, 1979; University of California—Los Angeles, visiting professor, 1994; Wesleyan University, member of board of trustees, 1994-97; guest lecturer at other institutions, including University of Brighton, University of London, University of Toronto, Mount Holyoke College, Tulane University, McGill University, Vassar College, and Royal College of Art, London, England. Institute for Advanced Study, fellow at School of Historical Studies, 1987; Getty Center for the History of Art and the Humanities, senior scholar, 1989-90, scholar in residence, 1993-96. Maryland Council on the Arts, member, 1981-82; National Committee for the History of Art, member of board of directors, 1998—. Art examiner and reviewer for colleges, universities, and grant programs; symposium chair; consultant to Art Institute of Chicago and Walter Art Center.

MEMBER: College Art Association of America (member of board of directors, 1992-97), Society of Architectural Historians.

AWARDS, HONORS: Kress Foundation travel grants, 1976, 1977; Fulbright-Hays fellow in the Netherlands, 1977-78, 1978; American Council of Learned Societies, fellowship, 1981, grants, 1991, 1998-99; fellow, National Endowment for the Humanities, 1982-83; grants from Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, 1982, 1989; Lilly Endowment fellow, 1984-85; American Philosophical Society grant, 1986; grant, Zumberge Faculty Research and Innovation Fund, 1998-99; Guggenheim fellow, 1998-99; Raubenheimer Award for Excellence in Teaching, Research, and Service, University of Southern California, 2001.


Mondrian and Neo-Plasticism in America (exhibition catalogue), Art Gallery, Yale University (New Haven, CT), 1979.

The De Stilj Environment, MIT Press (Cambridge, MA), 1983.

Modernism and the Decorative Arts in France: Art Nouveau to Le Corbusier, Yale University Press (New Haven, CT), 1991.

(Editor and author of introduction, with Eve Blau) Architecture and Cubism, MIT Press (Cambridge, MA), 1997.

Couture Culture: A Study in Modern Art and Fashion, MIT Press (Cambridge, MA), 2002.

Contributor to books, including The Hudson River School: Nineteenth-Century American Landscapes in the Wadsworth Atheneum, edited by Theodore Stebbins, Wadsworth Atheneum, 1976; De Stilj, 1917-1931: Visions of Utopia, edited by Mildred Friedman, Abbeville Press, 1982; and The Historical Image: Essays on Art and Culture in France, 1750-1950, Yale University Press (New Haven, CT), 1992. Coeditor of the series "Histories, Cultures, Contexts," Reaktion Book (London, England). Contributor to art and museum journals, including Archithese, Arts, Studies in Art History, Design Book Review, and Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians. Design Issues, contributing editor, 1984-88, member of editorial board, 1993-97; Art Bulletin, member of editorial board, 1993-99, editor in chief, 1994-97; member of editorial board, Grey Room, 1998—.

WORK IN PROGRESS: The Visual Culture of Modernism and Modernity.



Architectural Review, April, 1998, Timothy Brittain-Catlin, review of Architecture and Cubism, p. 97.

Burlington, January, 1992, review of Modernism and the Decorative Arts in France: Art Nouveau to Le Corbusier, p. 42.

Chicago Tribune, September 15, 1991, section 10, p. 15.

Design Book Review, winter, 1992, review of Modernism and the Decorative Arts in France, p. 61.

Interior Design, September, 1998, Stanley Abercrombie, review of Architecture and Cubism, p. 171.

Journal of Modern History, December, 1993, review of Modernism and the Decorative Arts in France, p. 866.

Library Journal, November 1, 2002, Savannah Schroll, review of Couture Culture: A Study in Modern Art and Fashion, p. 88.*

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