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Katherine Manthorne
Degrees/Diplomas: PhD, Columbia University, 1986
Research Interests: Art of the United States, Latin America, and Their Cross-Currents, 1750-1950

Professor of Art of the United States, Latin America, and
Their Cross-Currents, 1750-1950

Deputy Executive Officer

Professor Katherine Manthorne previously taught at the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, where she was chairperson of the department and faculty coordinator of the Getty MESL Project (digital imaging).  She was also a Visiting Senior Professor at the University of Delaware.  She headed the Research Center at Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC, and served as Executive Editor of the journal American Art.  She was the recipient of a Senior Research Fulbright Fellowship to Venice, Italy.  She has worked on exhibitions and accompanying publications at the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid;  Americas Society, NYC; National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian, Washington, DC; and National Academy of Design, NY.  


Selected Publications:

California Mexicana: Missions to Murals, 1820 to 1930. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2017.
Rockies & the Alps: Bierstadt, Calame, and the Romance with the Mountains. Newark Museum, NJ. To appear Spring 2018. Book co-published with Giles Ltd.
Film and Modern American Art: The Dialogue Between Cinema and Painting (contracted with Routledge, scheduled for publication 2018).
Traveler Artists: Landscapes of Latin America from the Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Collection. Seattle, WA: Marquand Press, 2015. [Editor & Author]
Women in the Dark: Female Photographers in the United States, 1850-1900. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing, scheduled for 2019.
Sweet Fortunes: Sugar Trade & Art Patronage in America. (This project is in research stage.)

“Eliza Pratt Greatorex: Becoming a Landscape Painter,”  in The Cultured Canvas: New Perspectives on American Landscape Painting, ed. Nancy J. Siegel. University Press of New England, 2011.

with Elizabeth Mankin Kornhauser. Fern Hunting Among These Picturesque Mountains: Frederic Edwin Church in Jamaica. Cornell University Press, 2010.

with Mark D. Mitchell. Luminist Horizons: The Art and Collection of James A. Suydam. George Braziller, 2006.

with Pablo Diener, El Barón de Courcy.  Ilustraciones de un viaje, 1831-1833.   Artes de Mexico, 1998.

with John Coffey, The Landscapes of Louis Rémy Mignot,  A Southern Painter Abroad. Smithsonian Institution Press, 1996.

Co-Author, The Art of Juan Manuel Blanes.  Fundacion Bunge and Born w/ Americas Society, NY, 1994.

Tropical Renaissance. North American Artists Exploring Latin America, 1839-1879.  Smithsonian Institution Press, 1989.

Creation & Renewal. Views of Cotopaxi by Frederic Edwin Church.  National Museum of American Art, 1985.