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Professor Lisa Tickner FBA

History of British art in the late 19th and 20th centuries, including the imagery of the suffrage campaign, early 20th-century British modernism, art education, and the London art world in the 1960s.
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About this Fellow

Lisa Tickner is Honorary Professor at the Courtauld Institute of Art, where she was Visiting Professor from 2007-2014, and Emeritus Professor of Art History at Middlesex University. She is a Trustee of the Art Fund (2010-) and a member of the publications committee of the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art (2004-10, 2012-). She has served on the Blue Plaques Panel of English Heritage (2007-15), on the Steering Committee for Tate's Leverhulme-funded research project, Art School Educated: Curriculum Change in UK Art Schools 1960-2010 (2008-14), on the Humanities Research Board (now the AHRC, 1994-97), on the British National Committee of the Comité International d’Histoire de l’Art (1993-2001), and on the Paul Mellon Advisory Council (1993-8). She gave the Paul Mellon Lectures at the National Gallery in London and at the Yale Center for British Art in 1996. Lisa Tickner has been a
Visiting Fellow at the Yale Center for British Art (1990), Kreeger-Wolf Distinguished Visiting
Professor at Northwestern University (1991), Visiting Fellow at the Sterling and Francine Clark
Institute (2007), and Leverhulme Emeritus Fellow 2016-2018.



Current post

  • Honorary Professor, Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London; Professor Emerita of Art History, Middlesex University

Past Appointments

  • Lecturer, Senior Lecturer and Principal Lecturer, Hornsey College of Art (absorbed into Middlesex Polytechnic 1973, which became Middlesex University 1992), 1968 - 1988
  • Reader in Art History, Middlesex University, 1988 - 1992
  • Professor of Art History, Middlesex University, 1992 - 2007
  • Visiting Professor, Courtauld Institute of Art University of London, 2007 - 2014
  • Professor Emerita of Art History, Middlesex University, 2007
  • Honorary Professor, Courtauld Institute of Art University of London, 2014


The Spectacle of Women: imagery of the suffrage campaign (Chatto & Windus, and Chicago University Press), 1988

Modern Life & Modern Subjects: British art in the early twentieth century (Yale University \ Press), 2000

'Mediating Generation: The Mother-Daughter Plot', in Women Artists at the Millenium, eds. \ Carol Armstrong and Catherine de Zegher (MIT Press), 2006

Hornsey 1968: the art school revolution (Frances Lincoln), 2008

British Art in the Cultural Field, 1939-1969, co-edited (Wiley-Blackwell), 2012

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