David Alan Mellor

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David Alan Mellor is a British curator and professor of and writer on art.

David Mellor — as he was called before he wanted to avoid confusion with the politician of the same name — studied art at Sussex University under Quentin Bell. When Asa Briggs, also a professor there at the time, received the archive of Mass-Observation from Tom Hopkinson, he gave Mellor the job of sorting it.[1]

Exhibitions curated by Mellor include Paradise Lost: The New Romantic Imagination in Britain (Barbican, 1987); and The Sixties (1993).[1]

As a professor of art at Sussex University, his students included Jeremy Deller.[1]

In 2005 Mellor won the Royal Photographic Society's J. Dudley Johnston Award.[2]

Books by Mellor[edit]

Mellor has also contributed to books not listed below.


  1. ^ a b c Chris Arnot, "David Alan Mellor: Image Maker", The Guardian, 1 March 2005. Accessed 2010-10-22.
  2. ^ "Art history professor recognised for contribution to photography", University of Sussex, 4 October 2005. Accessed 2010-10-22.