About this Fellow
One of the world'd leading authorities on the history of British art, David Solkin taught for eight years at the University of British Columbia before joining The Courtauld Institute of Art in 1986. In 2002 he was appointed Walter H Annenberg Professor of History of Art, and five years later became The Courtauld's first Dean and Deputy Director,. He curated the exhibition Art on The Line: The Royal Academy Exhibitions at Somerset House 1780-1836, at The Courtauld Gallery in 2001-2002, which received the inaugural Berger Prize for British art history. In 2009-10 Solkin organised the show Turner and the Masters, which travelled from Tate Britain to the Grand Palais and the Prado. He is currently preparing an exhibition of Thomas Gainsborough's portraits of the artist and his relations, which will open at the National Portrait Gallery in autumn 2018. Solkin will retire from The Courtauld in 2016.
- Emeritus Professor of the History of Art, The Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London
- Emeritus Professor of the History of Art, Courtauld Institute of Art University of London, 2017
The art and architecture of Venice and the Veneto; Renaissance architectural history and theory; the relationship between Italy and the Eastern Mediterranean; and music and architecture in the Renaissance
Music analysis as theory and practice; semiotic applications in music; West African music
The sociology of music; popular music history, music policy & the analysis of music business & culture
Ethnomusicology and anthropology of music, with particular reference to Europe, the Middle East and the Islamic World