Griselda Pollock on Gauguin

Griselda Pollock

Griselda Pollock, feminist art historian and longstanding advocate of gender and racial inclusivity, unpacks the racist, sexist, and imperialist underpinnings of works created by Gauguin and others as they competed for preeminence in the European artistic avant-garde of the 1880s and '90s.

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Griselda Pollock


Griselda Pollock is a professor of social and critical histories of art, director of the Centre for Cultural Analysis, Theory and History (CentreCATH) at the University of Leeds, and internationally recognized as a leading feminist art historian and cultural theorist. Recipient of the 2020 Holberg Prize for her contributions to feminist art history and cultural studies, her many books include Old Mistresses: Women, Art and Ideology (coauthored with Roszika Parker), Vision and Difference: Femininity, Feminism and Histories of Art, and Differencing the Canon: Feminism and the Writing of Art's Histories.