Rousseau Curatorial Fellow in European Art
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Ph.D., Yale University
M.A., Yale University
B.A., Brown University
Sophie Lynford is a specialist in British and American art of the 19th century. At the Harvard Art Museums, she is assisting in the organization of an upcoming exhibition on the color pink in 18th-century painting. She is also collaborating with the Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies on an intensive study of a work by British painter Albert Moore. Before joining the Harvard Art Museums, Lynford was the Douglass Foundation Fellow in American Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and worked in the curatorial departments of the New-York Historical Society and the Yale Center for British Art. In 2018, she co-curated Picturesque and Sublime: Thomas Cole’s Trans-Atlantic Inheritance, at the Thomas Cole National Historic Site.
“Abolitionism and the American Pre-Raphaelite Experiment.” In The American Pre-Raphaelites: Radical Realists, ed. Linda Ferber and Nancy Anderson, 39–57. Washington, D.C.: National Gallery of Art; New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 2019.
“Idyllic and Industrial Visions: Thomas Cole, William Guy Wall, and the Hudson River.” In Tim Barringer, Gillian Forrester, Sophie Lynford, et. al, Picturesque and Sublime: Thomas Cole’s Trans-Atlantic Inheritance. Catskill, N.Y.: Thomas Cole National Historic Site; New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 2018.