Samantha Niederman (University of York)
Samantha Niederman is a PhD Candidate at the University of York under the supervision of Elizabeth Prettejohn. Her research will examine modernist depictions of portraiture, still life and landscape by Frances Hodgkins and Cedric Morris and will contextualize Hodgkins’ significant but overlooked influence on Morris and other Seven and Five Society members.
Before commencing her research, Samantha served as Curatorial Assistant to the Education and American Art Departments at the Norton Museum of Art since January 2014. During this time, she contributed research and assisted with the development and organization of the exhibition O’Keeffe, Stettheimer, Torr, Zorach: Women Modernists in New York.
She received a M.A. in Archaeological & Ethnographic Conservation from University College of London, an M.Litt. in the History of European Art from the University of Glasgow and a B.A. in the History of Art & Architecture from Boston University.
Keywords: modernism; design; Transnational arts; British art; American art; women artists.