Martin Postle

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Martin Postle
Nationality United KingdomBritish
Alma mater MA from the Courtauld Institute of Art at the University of London received a degree in Art History from the University of Nottingham
Occupation Art Historian and Author
Known for Expert on Sir Joshua Reynolds

Dr. Martin Postle serves as the assistant director of the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, London, and is an expert on Sir Joshua Reynolds.[1] He is also an author and former curator at the Tate Collection.

Career[edit]

Postle is an accomplished British author. He served as a curator at the Tate Collection, and Head of British Art to 1900. He has published books on British art from the 18th to the 20th century.[1] In 2004, Postle served as a curator for Tate Britain's exhibit Year of the Garden which marks the bicentenary of the Royal Horticultural Society in London.[2] Prior to joining the Tate, Postle served as Director of the University of Delaware's London Centre and an Associate Professor of Art History for 5 years.[3][4]

In 1981, Postle received his MA from the Courtauld Institute of Art at the University of London[5] and received a degree in Art History from the University of Nottingham [6]

Awards and recognition[edit]

In 2008, Postle was elected as a fellow to the Society for Antiquaries of London.[7]

Partial Bibliography[edit]

  • Postle, Martin "Joshua Reynolds: The Creation of Celebrity", Tate, 2005, ISBN 1-85437-564-4
  • Postle, Martin "The Artist's Model: From Etty to Spencer', Merrell, 1999, ISBN 1-85894-084-2
  • Postle, Martin "Sir Joshua Reynolds: The Subject Pictures"
  • Postle, Martin "Drawings of Joshua Reynolds, 1999
  • Postle, Martin "Model and Supermodel", Manchester University Press, 2007
  • Postle, Martin Thomas Gainsborough’s ‘Lost’ Portrait of Auguste Vestri
  • Postle, Martin "Pictures of Innocence: Portraits of Children from Hogarth to Lawrence", 2005

See also[edit]

Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art

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