London Faculty

Dr Nicholas Tromans

Programme Director, MA Art History and Art World Practice

Biography

Biography

Dr Nicholas Tromans studied Philosophy and History of Art at Cambridge University and wrote a PhD on the Scottish painter David Wilkie at the Barber Institute of Fine Arts at the University of Birmingham. He has worked in a range of academic and curatorial roles, most recently at the Watts Gallery in Surrey where he was Curator from 2013-18. A specialist in nineteenth-century British art, Nicholas has published books on Wilkie, Orientalist painting, Richard Dadd and G. F. Watts, in addition to numerous journal articles and book chapters. His most recent publication is a collection of essays about the poet Christina Rossetti and her relationship to art (edited with Susan Owens, Yale University Press, November 2018).
Research Interests

Research Interests

Nineteenth-century European art
Articles/Publications

Articles/Publications

Articles/Publications:
Christina Rossetti: Poetry in Art, co-edited with Susan Owens, New Haven & London, Yale University Press, 2018

Selected Chapters in Publications:
‘‘Girlish Dreams’: Burne-Jones in the Twentieth Century’ in Edward Burne-Jones (exh. cat., Tate Britain, 2018), pp. 35-41

‘Dadd’s Doubles’ in Julie Codell, ed., Nineteenth-Century British Artists’ Autograph Replicas: Auras, Aesthetics and Economics (Routledge, forthcoming 2020)

‘Father and Son, Doctor and Artist: A Study in Two Silences’ in Cicely Robinson, ed., Henry Scott Tuke (Yale University Press, forthcoming 2020)

‘“Consuming Observation”: The Case of Richard Dadd’ in Marije Vellekoop, Louis van Tilborgh, Teio Meedendorp and Arko Oderwald, eds, On The Verge of Insanity: Van Gogh and other Artists in Crises (Amsterdam University Press, forthcoming 2020)

Other Contributions to Online Resources:

‘1904: Physical Energy’ in Mark Hallett et al., eds, The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition: A Chronicle, 1769–2018 (Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, online publication, 2018): https://chronicle250.com/1904

‘Solomon’s Idolatry (1 Kings 11)’ in Ben Quash et al., eds, VCS: The Visual Commentary on Scripture (King’s College London, online publication, 2019): https://thevcs.org

 
 

 

Professional Affiliations

Professional Affiliations

Council Member of the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art (part of Yale University in London) advising the Centre on its publications and grant-making programmes