John Everett Millais spreadheaded one of the most radically modern artistic groups in the history of British art, the Pre-Raphaelites. This catalogue takes a blanced view of his career, using new scholarship to explore his vital contribution.
Distinguished Chair and Professor of Art History,
Marymount Manhattan College
B.A. Duke University
M.A. Institute of Fine Arts, New York University
Ph.D. Institute of Fine Arts, New York University
Jason Rosenfeld has been a member of the faculty at Marymount since fall 2003. Dr. Rosenfeld received his B.A. from Duke University and his M.A. and Ph.D. from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University with a dissertation titled "New Languages of Nature in Victorian England: The Pre-Raphaelite Landscape, Natural History and Modern Architecture in the 1850s." He has previously taught at Assumption College in Worcester, Massachusetts, New York University, and Queens College, New York. Academic interests include British art, specifically Victorian, modern architecture, and contemporary art.
He has published many articles and reviews on British art and architecture and contemporary art and has been a frequent reviewer for Art in America and ARTNews. He was a co-curator of the exhibition, "The Post-Pre-Raphaelite Print" at the Wallach Art Gallery, Columbia University, New York, in 1995, and contributed to the "Pre-Raphaelite and Other Masters: The Andrew Lloyd Webber Collection" exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts, London, in 2003. He also contributed an essay to the catalogue of Marcel Dzama's exhibtion at the David Zwirner Gallery, New York, in 2005. Recent research interests have revolved around the life and career of the Victorian painter Sir John Everett Millais (1829-1896) and his monograph on that artist for Phaidon Press Ltd. will be published in 2012. In addition, he co-curated the major exhibition on Millais at Tate Britain, London, the National Gallery of British Art, with Alison Smith, Senior Curator of Paintings, which traveled to the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, followed by venues in Fukuoka and Tokyo, Japan. The exhibition was seen by in excess of 660,000 visitors. He is also co-curator of the exhibition "Pre-Raphaelites: Victorian Avant-Garde" to be seen at Tate Britain in September 2012, the National Gallery in Washington, D.C., in February 2013, the Pushkin Museum, Moscow in June 2013, and the Mori Art Gallery in Tokyo in September 2013.
Dr. Rosenfeld has been named Distinguished Chair at Marymount Manhattan College for the period 2009-2012. In addition, he is the lead contributor to a monograph on the contemporary American artist, Stephen Hannock, published by Hudson Hills Press in the summer of 2009. And he curated and wrote the catalogue for the exhibition, "Stephen Hannock, Recent Paintings: Vistas with Text," held at Marlborough Gallery, New York, 25 April - 2 June, 2012.