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Jay A. Clarke

A light-skinned woman with brown hair wearing red and black, Jay A. Clarke, stands smiling in a book-lined room with her hand on a low wooden rail, geometric drawings behind her.

Jay A. Clarke is the Rothman Family Curator of Prints and Drawings at the Art Institute of Chicago. From 2009 to 2018 she was the Manton Curator of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs at the Clark Art Institute and a lecturer in the graduate program in the history of art at Williams College. Her publications include Becoming Edvard Munch: Influence, Anxiety, and Myth (2009) and, among the books she has edited and contributed to, Innovation, Tradition, and Nostalgia: The Manton Collection of British Art (2012), The Impressionist Line from Degas to Toulouse-Lautrec (2013), and Picasso/Encounters (2017). Jay has written several articles on Käthe Kollwitz, Edvard Munch, and the materials, processes, and markets of prints and drawings circa 1900. She received her master’s and PhD from Brown University. 

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