Bradley Fratello, Ph.D.
Ph.D. Art History and Archaeology, 2001
Washington University in St. Louis Advisor: Elizabeth C. Childs, Associate Professor
Dissertation Title: “Making a Tradition of Modern Art: The Case of Jean-François Millet.”
Ph.D. examination completed May 1998
Major field: 19th-century European art
Minor fields: 20th-century European art; Contemporary art; American art, 1865-1945
MASTER OF ARTS, Art History, 1995
The University of Georgia
Thesis Title: “Edouard Manet's Olympia: A Critical Analysis of the Literature.”
BACHELOR OF ARTS, Political Science, Honors Program, 1991
The University of Georgia
Global Studies Certificate, German Language Certificate
Saint Louis Community College at Meramec, 2003 – Present
LECTURER, Washington University School of Art , Fall 2004
VISITING ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, The Pennsylvania State University, 2002-3
VISITING ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, Florida State University, Spring 2002
VISITING LECTURER, Washington University in St. Louis, Spring 2001
INSTRUCTOR (Summer School), Washington University in St. Louis.
• Art Appreciation
• Humanities I (Prehistoric – Renaissance; team-taught at SLCC).
• Humanities II (Baroque – contemporary; team-taught at SLCC).
• Survey of Western Art.
• Survey of Western Art II: Renaissance – Modern (honors at PSU and FSU).
• Introduction to Modern Art (c. 1850 - present).
• Modern European Art: Neoclassicism to Realism (PSU).
• Modern European Art: Impressionism to Surrealism (PSU).
• Critical Frameworks in the Visual Arts (sophomore-level art theory)
• Realisms, 1850-2000 (WU).
• Barbizon and 19th century Visual Culture – mixed graduate/undergraduate course (PSU).
• Modernism and the avant-garde – graduate seminar, FSU.
• Pastoral in the Modern Era – graduate seminar at PSU.
GUEST CURATOR, The Saint Louis Art Museum. January-September, 1999.
Exhibition: Beyond Paris: Images of Rural France in the Nineteenth Century, approximately 50 paintings, prints, drawings and photographs from the collections of The Saint Louis Art Museum and the Washington University Gallery of Art.
RESAERCH ASSISTANT, The St. Louis Art Museum - Department of Prints, Drawings and Photographs, January 1996-June 1998.
Exhibitions: Lovis Corinth Retrospective; approximately 80 extended labels traveled with
exhibition to the Tate Gallery, London.
Painting on Light: Drawings for Stained Glass in the Age of Dürer and Holbein, The Saint
Louis Art Museum, The J. Paul Getty Museum, 2000-2001.
Exil und Moderne: H.W. Janson und die Sammlung der Washington University in St. Louis, exh. cat. (Frankfurt: Opelvillen, Rüsselheim, 2004). Sabine Eckmann, ed. Co-author: thirteen catalog entries.
“France Embraces Jean-François Millet: The Intertwined Fates of The Gleaners and The Angelus circa 1890,” The Art Bulletin 85, no. 4 (December 2003): 685-701.
“Footsteps in Normandy: Jean-François Millet and provincial nostalgia,” Soil and Stone: Impressionism, Urbanism, Environment, Frances Fowle and Richard Thomson, eds. (London: Ashgate, 2003), 49-64.
“Henri Chapu’s provincial monuments to Jean-François Millet: Legitimizing the peasant-painter through tourism,” Visual Culture and Tourism, Nina Lübbren and David Crouch, eds. (Oxford: Berg, 2003), 59-74.
H.W. Janson and the Legacy of Modern Art at Washington University in St. Louis, exh. cat. (St. Louis and New York : Washington University Gallery of Art and Salander-O’Reilly Galleries, 2002). Sabine Eckmann, ed. Co-author: ten catalog entries.
“Pastoral, Politics and God: Rethinking Millet’s Realism,” essay under consideration at Oxford Art Journal.
Vincent van Gogh: “Sheaves of Wheat,” exh. cat. (Dallas: The Dallas Museum of Art, 2006). Contributing author, Dorothy Kosinsky, ed.
Inventing the Avant-garde: Creating a Canon of Modern Art in the French Third Republic. Book-length project in progress.
• 2005 NEH Summer Stipend application currently under consideration.
• Book proposal under consideration Spring 2005 at Yale, Routledge, Univ. of Chicago & Univ. of California presses.
CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS AND GUEST LECTURES
“Footsteps in Normandy: Jean-François Millet and Provincial Nostalgia.” Soil & Stone: Impressionism, Urbanism, Environment: conference, October 13, 2001, Visual Arts Research Institute, Edinburgh. University of Edinburgh, Scotland.
“Henri Chapu’s Provincial Monuments to Jean-François Millet: Legitimizing the Peasant Painter through Tourism.” (1): Tourism and Visual Culture: conference, May 13, 2000, East Anglia Polytechnic University. Cambridge, England. (2): Guest lecture, September 22, 2001, The Appleton Museum of Art, Ocala, FL.
“The Wizard of Oz: American Nostalgia or Fascist Propaganda?” Art and Ideology: conference, April 24, 1999, Department of the History of Art and Architecture, University of California, Santa Barbara.
“France Embraces Jean-François Millet: The Intertwined Fates of The Gleaners and The Angelus c. 1890.” Guest lecture, November 15, 2001, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL.
“Thinking about the Picturesque and the Sublime in 19th-century European Painting.” Guest lecture, September 23, 2001, in conjunction with 19th Century Masterworks from the Art Gallery of Ontario, The Appleton Museum of Art, Ocala, FL.
“Beyond Paris: Images of Rural France in the Nineteenth Century.” Gallery talk, The Saint Louis Art Museum, September 14 & 16, 1999.
“Sold on Peasants: Alfred Sensier and the Promotion of Jean-François Millet.” Department of Art History and Archaeology, Washington University, April 10, 1999.
“Lovis Corinth as the Rembrandtdeutsch: Nationalism in the Art of Lovis Corinth.” The St. Louis Art Museum, December, 1996.
“Body and Soul: The Sacra Conversazione in the Altar of Sta. Cecilia in Trastevere.” Guest lecture, The Georgia Museum of Art, April 15, 1994.
AWARDS AND GRANTS
2001 Mellon Dissertation Seminar Fellow: Washington University.
Topic: “The Construction of Gender and Social Identity in European Modernism.”
2001 Participant: “Unstable Strategies II:” Dissertation Workshop, The Getty Center Research Institute, April 13-14.
2000 Arts & Sciences Travel Grant: Washington University. Cambridge, England & Paris.
1999 Arts & Sciences Dissertation Writing Fellowship: Washington University.
Steinberg Travel Grant: Department of Art History and Archaeology, Washington University, for travel to Paris, October-December 1999.
1998-9 Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence: Washington University, Graduate School of Arts & Sciences,
1998 Mellon Dissertation Seminar Fellow: Washington University.
Topic: “Politics, Material Culture and Intellectual Production in the Early Modern Period”
Pre-dissertation Travel Grant: Department of International Studies, Washington University.
Steinberg Travel Grant: College of Arts and Sciences and Department of Art History and Archaeology, Washington University, Fall 1998. Above two grants for travel to Paris, Sept.-Dec. 1998.
1995-6 Graduate Fellowship Recipient: Washington University.
1987-91 Foundation Fellowship: University of Georgia.