Director, Getty Research Institute and Professor of Art History, University of Southern California, Los Angeles
Thomas Crow is the Director of the Getty Research Institute, Professor of Art History at the University of Southern California, and a contributing editor of Artforum. The former Robert Lehman Professor of Art History at Yale University, he has authored two influential studies of eighteenth-century French painting: Painters and Public Life in Eighteenth-Century Paris (1985) and Emulation: Making Artists for Revolutionary France (1995). Subsequent publications, including The Rise of the Sixties: American and European Art in the Era of Dissent and the essay collection Modern Art in the Common Culture (both 1996), examine the later twentieth century, while The Intelligence of Art (1999) analyses specific moments in the history of art. Crow’s most recent texts focus on single artists, including Gordon Matta-Clark (2003), Robert Smithson (2004), and Robert Rauschenberg (forthcoming).