Elizabeth Francesca Prettejohn (born 15 May 1961) is an art historian and author of several books about art history. Her books have included "Rossetti and his Circle" (1998), "The Art of the Pre-Raphaelites" (2000) and "Art for Art's Sake" (2007). She has also co-edited and coauthored books. She has written exhibition catalogues and papers for journals such as "Burlington Magazine", "Journal of Victorian Culture" and "Art Bulletin".
Education and Career
Prettejohn was the Professor of the history of art at the University of Bristol from 2005, before becoming head of the history of art at the University of York in 2012. She has also been the Professor of Modern Art at the University of Plymouth and the curator of Paintings and Sculpture at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery. She studied at Harvard University, where she got her Bachelor of Arts degree (summa cum laude), and at the Courtauld Institute of Art, where she got her Master of Arts degree in 1987 and PhD degree in 1991. She is married to the Professor of Classics and Dean of Arts, Charles Martindale 
|Art for Art’s Sake: Aestheticism in Victorian Painting||2007||Yale University Press||Won the 2008 Historians of British Art Prize for
single-authored book on a subject from the period after 1800
|Beauty and Art 1750-2000||2005||Oxford University Press||Part of the Oxford History of Art series|
|The Art of the Pre-Raphaelites||2000||Tate Publishing and Princeton University Press|
|Interpreting Sargent||1998||Tate Publishing|
|Rossetti and his Circle||1997||Tate Publishing|
|After the Pre-Raphaelites: Art and Aestheticism in Victorian England||1999||Manchester University Press and Rutgers University Press||Editor|
|Frederic Leighton: Antiquity, Renaissance, Modernity||1999||Yale University Press||Edited with Tim Barringer|
|J.W. Waterhouse: The Modern Pre-Raphaelite (in Europe)
J.W. Waterhouse: Garden of Enchantment (in Canada)
|2008–2010||Groninger Museum Groningen, Royal Academy of Arts London and
Museum of Fine Arts Montreal
|With Peter Trippi, Robert Upstone and MaryAnne Stevens.|
|Dante Gabriel Rossetti||2003-04||Walker Art Gallery and Van Gogh Museum||With Julian Treuherz and Edwin Becker|
|Adrian Stokes||2002 June||Arnolfini||With Edwin Becker and others|
|Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema||1996-97||Walker Art Gallery and Van Gogh Museum||With Edwin Becker and others|
|Imagining Rome: British Artists and Rome in the Nineteenth Century||1996-97||Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery||With Michael Liversidge|
|Characters and Conversations: British Art 1900-1930||1996-97||Tate Gallery Liverpool||With Fiona Bradley|
|Impressionism for England: Samuel Courtauld as Patron and Collector||1994||Courtauld Institute Galleries||Researcher|
- "CV 2011". Retrieved 12 October 2012.
- "The Courtauld Institute of Arts newsletter archive issue 21 : spring 2006". Retrieved 10 August 2010.
- "J.W. Waterhouse Exhibitions". Retrieved 4 September 2009.
- Elizabeth Prettejohn, University of York
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