Alex J Taylor is an Australian-born historian of modern American art and visual culture.
His research interests include art and mass media, transnational modernisms, studio practice, artistic self-fashioning and the influence of business and economics on art and design.
Alex holds a DPhil in History of Art at the University of Oxford. From 2014-2016, Alex was the inaugural Terra Foundation Research Fellow in American Art at Tate, and is now Assistant Professor and Academic Curator in the Department of the History of Art and Architecture at the University of Pittsburgh.
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Unstable Motives: Propaganda, Politics and the Late Work of Alexander Calder
American Art, Spring 2012
Awarded the Terra Foundation for American Art International Essay Prize. Read more
Perils of the Studio
Australian Scholarly Publishing and the State Library of Victoria, 2007
“Taylor’s... original and highly readable study offers many gems that give new perspectives on aspects of modernism in Australia.” Art History
(Volume 32, Issue 3) Read more