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Patricia Mainardi
Campus Affiliation: Brooklyn College
Degrees/Diplomas: PhD, City University of New York, 1984
Research Interests: 18th and 19th Century European Art

Professor of 18th and 19th Century European Art

Professor Patricia Mainardi has also taught at Harvard University, Princeton University and Williams College. She has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Council of Learned Societies, the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts at the National Gallery of Art, and the Institute for Advanced Study. She has published widely in nineteenth-century European art history; her current interests include illustrated print culture. 


Another World: Nineteenth-Century Illustrated Print Culture. Yale University Press, 2017.

“Hogarth ‘Corrected’: Modern Moral Subjects in France,” in Cynthia Ellen Roman, ed. Hogarth’s Legacy. The Lewis Walpole Library, Yale University Press, 2016, 143-65.
“Dupinade,” in Vanessa R. Schwartz and Jason E. Hill, ed., Getting the Picture: The Visual Culture of the New. Bloomsbury Press, 2015, 16-18.
“The Persistence of Classicism,” in Emmanuel Schwartz, Emmanuelle Brugerolles, Patricia Mainardi, Gods and Heroes: Masterpieces from the École des Beaux-Arts, Paris. American Federation of Arts, 2014, 37-41.  

Pears, Pastimes, and People: Caricatures by Daumier and His Contemporaries. La Maison Française, New York University, 2013.
Visual Resources: A Journal of Documentation, December 2011. Guest Editor of Special Issue “The Crisis in Art History,” and “Introduction,” 303-307.

Husbands, Wives, and Lovers: Marriage and Its Discontents in Nineteenth Century France. Yale University Press, 2003.

The End of the Salon: Art and the State in the Early Third Republic. Cambridge University Press, 1993; pb 1994. 

Art and Politics of the Second Empire: The Universal Expositions of 1855 and 1867. Yale University Press, 1987; pb 1989. CAA Charles Rufus Morey Award, 1987.

Selected Prizes and Fellowships:
2017 Distinguished Teaching of Art History Award, College Art Association.
2014 Chevalier, Ordre des palmes académiques (France).
2011 Fellow, Yale Center for British Art, New Haven.
2004-2010 Professeure invitée, Institut National d’histoire de l’art (INHA), Paris,
2002 Andrew W. Mellon Art History Fellow, Metropolitan Museum of Art.
1998 Charles Rufus Morey Distinguished Book Award for Art and Politics of the Second Empire, College Art Association
1993 School of Historical Studies, Institute for Advanced Study.
1989, 1991 National Endowment for the Humanities
1981-82, 1990, Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts, National Gallery of Art
1989 American Council of Learned Societies