Associate Professor and Chair of Art History
Marnin Young is the author of Realism in the Age of Impressionism: Painting and the Politics of Time (Yale University Press, 2015). The book received a Millard Meiss Publication Fund Grant from the College Art Association and an Honorable Mention for the Robert Motherwell Book Award. Dr. Young has published numerous articles and reviews on nineteenth-century French painting in The Art Bulletin, Art History, caa.reviews, Critical Inquiry, H-France Review, The RIHA Journal, Nineteenth-Century Art Worldwide, and Nineteenth Century Studies. He is also a contributing editor at Nonsite, where the second of two special issues he co-edited on nineteenth-century art appeared in 2019: https://nonsite.org/issues/issue-27-the-nineteenth-century
Dr. Young's current research revolves around the new circumstances of artistic exhibition in the late nineteenth century. He is especially interested in the history of art criticism, the formation of the avant-garde in France, and the politics of autonomy. Essays on "Impressionism and Criticism" and "Van Gogh's Realism" are forthcoming. He is also completing a monograph on Post-Impressionism. A closely related essay appeared in the catalogue for the exhibition "Félix Fénéon (1861-1944)."
For his teaching at Stern College for Women, Dr. Young was selected as the Lillian F. and William L. Silber Professor of the Year (2011) and the General Studies Professor of the Year by the Senior Classes of 2011, 2012, and 2015. He also received the Dean Karen Bacon Faculty Award in 2014.
Realism in the Age of Impressionism: Painting and the Politics of Time (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2015).
"Le critique d'art," in Félix Fénéon: Critique, collectionneur, anarchiste, ed. Isabelle Cahn and Philippe Peltier (Paris: Musée d’Orsay, 2019), 60-79.
“The Nineteenth Century: Part Two,” Nonsite 27 (Spring 2019) co-edited with Bridget Alsdorf, https://nonsite.org/issues/issue-27-the-nineteenth-century
“The Nineteenth Century: Part One,” Nonsite 26 (Winter 2018) co-edited with Bridget Alsdorf, https://nonsite.org/issues/issue-26
REFEREED JOURNAL ARTICLES
“The Temporal Fried,” Nonsite 21, Special issue “Art and Objecthood at Fifty” (17 July 2017), http://nonsite.org/article/the-temporal-fried
“Photography and the Philosophy of Time: On Gustave Le Gray’s Great Wave, Sète,” Nonsite 19 (3 May 2016), http://nonsite.org/article/photography-and-the-philosophy-of-time
“Capital in the Nineteenth Century: Edgar Degas’s Portraits at the Stock Exchange in 1879,” Nonsite 14, Special issue “Nineteenth-century France Now: Art, Technology, Culture” (15 December 2014), http://nonsite.org/article/capital-in-the-nineteenth-century
“The Motionless Look of a Painting: Jules Bastien-Lepage, Les Foins, and the End of Realism,” Art History 37:1 (February 2014): 38–67.
“The Death of Georges Seurat: Neo-Impressionism and the Fate of the Avant-Garde in 1891,” RIHA Journal 0043, Special Issue “New Directions in Neo-Impressionism” (14 July 2012), http://www.riha-journal.org/articles/2012/2012-jul-sep/special-issue-neo-impressionism/young-death-of-seurat
“Napoleon Disfigured: Nation, Identity, and War in Antoine-Jean Gros’s Battle of Eylau,” Nineteenth Century Studies 26 (2012): 1–25.
“Heroic Indolence: Realism and the Politics of Time in Raffaëlli’s Absinthe Drinkers,” The Art Bulletin 90:2 (June 2008): 235–59.
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