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Emerson Bowyer

Emerson Bowyer

Emerson Bowyer is Searle Curator, Painting and Sculpture of Europe, at the Art Institute of Chicago. A specialist in 18th- and 19th-century French and British art, he has previously worked at the Frick Collection, the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. His exhibitions include David d’Angers: Making the Modern Monument (Frick Collection, 2013), Luminous Worlds: British Works on Paper 1760-1900 (Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco), and Like Life: Sculpture, Color, and the Body (Met Breuer, 2018), for which he was co-curator. Emerson is currently working on two exhibitions, on Antonio Canova’s clay sketches and the sculpture of Camille Claudel.

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