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Anthea Callen FRSA is Professor Emeritus of the Australian National University, Canberra, and Professor Emeritus of Visual Culture, University of Nottingham, UK. (See CV) Callen's new book The Work of Art: Plein Air Painting and Artistic Identity in Nineteenth-Century France is published by Reaktion Books (2015). Her forthcoming volume: Looking at Men: Art, Anatomy and the Modern Male Body will be published by Yale University Press (2017). Callen has been awarded a Leverhulme Emeritus Fellowship 2016-2018 to research a new volume on The Art Of Impressionism: Painting Technique and the Making of Modernity, also for YUP.

Anthea Callen is an author, lecturer, art consultant and a painter. Her expertise in art history, visual culture and the gender politics of visual representation spans the eighteenth to twentieth centuries, notably in France and Britain; her research specialism in Impressionism and nineteenth-century artists' materials and techniques means she works regularly in a consultative role internationally with museum conservators and curators, and appears as an expert on BBC1's 'Fake or Fortune'. She lectures widely on her areas of expertise. As a painter she has a strong personal as well as a professional interest in twentieth century modernism and contemporary art, especially feminist/women's art practice.

Showcasing her work here, Anthea Callen exhibits in the GALLERY examples of her art practice. In other sections she outlines her qualifications, lists her public APPEARANCES and the publication of her BOOKS and ESSAYS in art history and visual culture.

Anthea Callen lives and works in Leamington Spa (UK) and the South of France.