Tamar Garb

Tamar Garb is Durning Lawrence Professor in the History of Art, and head of the History of Art History department at University College London. She has written widely on portraiture and the body in nineteenth century art and visual culture, on contemporary art and on issues of race and representation. Key publications include Bodies of Modernity: Figure and Flesh in Fin de Siecle France (1994) and The Painted Face: Portraits of Women in France 1814 – 1914 (2007). She was curator in 2008 of the exhibition Land Marks/ Home Lands: Contemporary Art from South Africa at the Haunch of Venison Gallery and of Gauguin: Maker of Myth at Tate Modern (2010) and The National Gallery of Art, Washington.