Alex J. Taylor
Assistant Professor and Academic Curator
Department of History of Art and Architecture
Frick Fine Arts Building
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh PA 15260
I am an Australian-born historian of modern American art and visual culture based at the University of Pittsburgh.
My research strives to locate works of art within the histories of global capitalism and consumption. My interests include transnational modernisms, studio practice, artistic self-fashioning, patrons and patronage, advertising, mass media, consumer culture and the intersections between artistic, political and economic life.
Launch of Modern American Art at Tate, 1945-80 at Tate Modern
On Monday 15 July, I participated in the launch event for the research publication I led at Tate Modern. Funded by the Terra Foundation for American Art, the resulting scholarly publication features some 600,000 words of new scholarship from more 100 scholars of American art...
Rusting Giant: U.S. Steel and the Promotional Material of Sculpture
Chapter in Monica Jonanovich-Kelley and Melissa Renn (ed.), Corporate Patronage of Art & Architecture in the United States, Late 19th Century to the Present, Bloomsbury Publishing: New York, 2019, pp. 206-224. Read on Academia.edu
American Art Under John Rothenstein, 1938-64
Essay in Modern American Art at Tate 1945-1980, Tate Research Publication, 2019. Read on the Tate website