(PhD, Northwestern University), Associate Professor, 20th-century German art
Room 209, Frick Fine Arts Building
Barbara McCloskey’s research focuses on the relationship between art, war, and exile in the 20th century. Her first book, George Grosz and the Communist Party (Princeton, 1997) explored art, communism, and the crisis of modernity between the two world wars. Her most recent work, Artists of World War II (Greenwood, 2005), focuses specifically on the World War II years and provides the first international survey of art during this period to encompass both the European and Asian Pacific theaters of the conflict. She is now pursuing book research on the experiences of German exile artists and intellectuals in the United States during World War II. Professor McCloskey teaches undergraduate courses on Modernism and 20th-century German art, and graduate seminars on topics in exile studies, the art historical discipline, and critical theory.
George Grosz and the Communist Party: Art and Radicalism in Crisis, 1918 to 1936 (Princeton 1997)
Artists of World War II (Greenwood 2005)
David and Tina Bellet Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching in the College of Arts and Sciences (2000)
McCloskey is working on a book-length study of German exile artists and intellectuals in the United States during World War II.