Lois Oliver

Adjunct Associate Professor

Areas of expertise

Art History, Art Museums and Galleries

Courses taught

Masterpieces: Making and Meaning
London as Art Capital
Encounters: Art in London and Paris c.1850-1900


Dr. Lois Oliver’s courses reflect her extensive experience as a Curator and Exhibition Organizer. Oliver worked at the Harvard Art Museums before joining the curatorial team at the V&A and then the National Gallery in London. A core faculty member at the London Global Gateway, she is also a Visiting Lecturer at the Courtauld Institute of Art and writes specialist multimedia interpretation for London’s leading art institutions, including the National Gallery, Royal Academy, Royal Collection, and Tate. Oliver studied English Literature at Cambridge University, and History of Art at The Courtauld Institute of Art, completing an MA in Venetian Renaissance Art and writing her doctoral thesis on The Image of the Artist, Paris 1815-1855.

Select Works

Rebels and Martyrs: the image of the artist in the nineteenth century (with A. Sturgis, R. Christiansen, M. Wilson), National Gallery Exhibition Catalogue, London (2006).
Boris Anrep: The National Gallery Mosaics, National Gallery/Yale University Press, London (2004).

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