Sue Taylor

Modern Art History


Before coming to PSU in 1997, Sue Taylor had been a museum curator and newspaper critic as well as a professor of art history. Devoted to the study of modern and contemporary art, she has written articles, encyclopedia entries, and exhibition and book reviews for American Art, American Craft, Art Journal, Art News, Chicago Sun-Times, Dialogue, Fiberarts, New Art Examiner, Oregonian, and Pacific Historical Review. She is corresponding editor from Portland for Art in America.

Professor Taylor's book on German-born Surrealist Hans Bellmer, The Anatomy of Anxiety (MIT Press), appeared in 2000. Scholarly essays on Jackson Pollock and Grant Wood followed, both from a psychological perspective. Her essay "Grant Wood's Family Album" won the Smithsonian's Patricia and Philip Frost Prize for 2005. She is the recipient of grants and fellowships from the American Association of University Women, Georgia O'Keeffe Museum Research Center, American Psychoanalytic Association, and Society for the Preservation of American Modernists.

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phone: 503-725-8121

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June 24, 2014 10:26am

Congratulations to the 2014 Kamelia Massih Oustanding Student and Faculty Prize Recipients, Art History Professor Sue Taylor and graduating Art History senior Morgan Kelly. For the full story on OregonLive, click here.