Art Historian and Museum Professional
My name is Alba Campo Rosillo and I am art historian specialized in U.S. American art and portrait painting production of the Americas in the modern and contemporary era.
I research issues of materiality and beholding, history of collections, and the intersections of politics and economics. In my dissertation “Artistry and Industry: The Portraiture of George Peter Alexander Healy (1830-1871), I discuss the investment of this artist in the principles of industrialization, which creatively shaped his work.
My latest publications are available online: an essay on James McNeill Whistler's watercolor “Milly Finch,” and my book review of “Selling Andrew Jackson. Ralph E. W. Earl and the Politics of Portraiture,” by Rachel Stephens.
Forthcoming are my blogpost on G.P.A. Healy’s portrait of Abraham Lincoln for the Smithsonian website, and my book review of Mary Elizabeth Boone’s “The Spanish element in our nationality:” Spain and America at the world's fairs and centennial celebrations, 1876-1915.