Genevieve Warwick


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Genevieve Warwick is Professor of the History of Art at the University of Edinburgh.  Her undergraduate degree was from the University of Oxford and her PhD was at the Johns Hopkins University supervised by Elizabeth Cropper.  She began her teaching career at the Courtauld Institute, and was then appointed Director of the Graduate School in Arts and Humanities at the Universities of Glasgow and Edinburgh  From 2012-17 she was Editor and Chair of the UK national journal for the discipline, Art History, and Director of Research  in History of Art at the University of Edinburgh.  She has served as assessor to the Getty Grant Program, the Arts and Humanities Research Council UK, the Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland, and the Scottish Graduate Schools for Arts and Humanities and Social Sciences.  She also acted as consultant on Open Access publishing for the Visual Arts for the University of Edinburgh; the Association for Art History UK; and Getty Publications, in collaboration with the British Academy and the Scottish Funding Council.  She teaches across undergraduate, postgraduate, and PhD, with specialist courses in student curating with university collections.  Her postgraduate students have gone on to positions at the Victoria & Albert Museum, the National Gallery London, the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts at the National Gallery D.C., and the University of St Andrews.

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Research Interests

Genevieve Warwick is widely published in the field of Renaissance and Early Modern art c. 1400-1750.  She is author of 9 books and some 50 articles on Renaissance and Early Modern Art History including studies of Bernini, Caravaggio, and Poussin; on artists’ drawings and art collecting; on prints and reproductive arts; decorative arts; conservation and heritage collections; art and theatre; art and science; and art and image technology.  Her research has been funded by the Getty Grant Program, the Arts and Humanities Research Council UK, and the Leverhulme Trust.  She has recently completed a Major Research Fellowship for the Leverhulme Trust with a book project titled: “The Mirror of Art: Painting and Reflection in Early Modern Europe.”    She lectures widely across Britain, Europe and the U.S. including the National Galleries in London, Edinburgh and Dublin, the Ashmolean Museum, the Royal Academy, the Académie de France, and the Accademia di San Luca.


  • N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
  • NB Sculpture
  • NC Drawing Design Illustration
  • ND Painting
  • NE Print media
  • NK Decorative arts Applied arts Decoration and ornament
  • NX Arts in general
  • DG Italy
  • DP Spain


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