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Professor Dawn Adès FBA

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About this Fellow

History of Art;Central America; South America; USA, Canada, Mexico; Eastern Europe; Southern Europe; Western Europe



Current post

  • Professor Emerita of Art History and Theory, University of Essex

Past Appointments

  • Professor Emerita of Art History and Theory, University of Essex, 2017
  • Professor of Art History and Theory, University of Essex, 1990
  • Lecturer, Reader, University of Essex, 1978 - 1990
  • Research Fellow, Institute of Latin American Studies University of London, 1973 - 1975

British Academy Appointments

  • Member of Council, 1999 - 2002

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Great Thinkers: Dawn Adès FBA on John Golding FBA

John Golding FBA wrote the definitive book on Cubism and staged landmark exhibitions of Matisse and Picasso while also enjoying a successful career as an artist. In this episode, Dawn Ades FBA looks back over his life and enduring impact on modern art. 28 May 2019
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Dawn Adès: interview

Dawn Adès on meeting Salvador Dalí, and the art of putting on an exhibition. 24 Mar 2018


Salvador Dali

Dawn Adès, 1982 Thames & Hudson

Dada and Surrealism reviewed

Dawn Adès, 1978 Arts Council of Great Britain

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