Morna O'Neill, Associate Professor, Wake Forest University, will discuss research in progress on the Irish painter Daniel Maclise (1806-1870), particularly how his work relates to the Irish national identity and the "canon of Irish art.
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Professor O'Neill received her undergraduate degree from Notre Dame, summa cum laude, with majors in art history and Italian. She earned her Ph.D. from Yale University in art history, and then had appointments at the Yale Center for British Art and Vanderbilt University before moving to Wake Forest University in 2010.
Professor O'Neill's most recent book is Hugh Lane: The Art Market and the Art Museum, 1893-1915 (Yale University Press, 2018). Each chapter in what has been called a "revelatory study" focuses on an important city in Lane’s practice as a dealer to understand the interrelationship of event and place. She is also author of the award-winning Walter Crane: The Arts and Crafts, Painting, and Politics, 1875-1890, (Yale University Press, 2010),
Co-sponsored by the Snite Museum of Art