David Bindman

David Bindman

Professor Emeritus of Art History

104 Mount Auburn Street, 3R, Cambridge MA 02138


David Bindman is Emeritus Professor of the History of Art at University College London. He was educated at Oxford, Harvard and the Courtauld Institute, University of London. Professor Bindman has taught and lectured extensively in the US, and has held fellowships at Yale, the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C., the Getty Institute, and the Du Bois Institute at Harvard. He is a scholar of eighteenth-century British art, and the author of books on Blake and Hogarth as well as the editor of The History of British Art (Yale University Press, 2008). Over the course of his distinguished career, his interest turned to the representation of non-Europeans in Western art, culminating in the book Ape to Apollo: Aesthetics and the Idea of Race in the Eighteenth Century (Cornell University Press, 2002).

Project Description

Editing The Image of the Black in Western Art, Volume V, The Twentieth Century

The first four books in the series The Image of the Black in Western Art are due for publication in November 2010, followed by the remaining four in 2011. My work on these will almost be done by the time I arrive at Harvard for the fall semester, which will enable me to work fully on the last two books in the series which will cover the 20th century and are due for publication 2014-15. This will involve me in detailed planning and recruitment of contributors but above all in shaping the project, which i expect to evolve through discussion with the other fellows and staff at the Du Bois Institute and in the wider Harvard community. I hope by the end of the semester to have the two volumes clearly framed with only the writing to be done.


Harvard Gazette   "A Focus on British Art"


CASVA articleBindman Profile
The Image of the Black in Western Art Archive and Research Project

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