Doctoral Candidate at the University of Delaware
My name is Alba Campo Rosillo and I am art historian specialized in American art and portrait painting production of the modern and contemporary era.
I research issues of materiality and beholding, as well as the intersections between the different traditions of portrait painting in the Americas. In my dissertation “Artistry and Industry: The Portraiture of George Peter Alexander Healy,” I discuss the investment of this artist in the principles of industrialization, which creatively shaped his work.
I will be giving gallery talks at the National Portrait Gallery on the portrait of Abraham Lincoln that G.P.A. Healy painted in 1887; in English (Thursday, February 27, 5:00 p.m.) y en español (Sabado, Febrero 29, mediodia). You are all very welcome!
My 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 are already available online.