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Director of Payne Gallery, Associate Professor
Ph.D. Harvard University, 1993
M.A. Hunter College/CUNY, 1976
B.A. University of Illinois, 1969
Dr. Diane Radycki is an art historian specializing in early 20th-century European art and the work of women artists. She is an authority on the work of the German painter Paula Modersohn-Becker, 1876-1907 (translator and editor, The Letters and Journals of Paula Modersohn-Becker, 1980). Her monograph, Paula Modersohn-Becker: The First Modern Woman Artist, will be published by Yale University Press in spring 2013.
Dr. Radycki chaired the session “Paula Modersohn-Becker: Art, Risk and Fame” at the College Art Association Conference (2009). Among Dr. Radycki's publications, papers, and exhibitions on women in art are “American Women Artists in Munich . . . ” in: Artistic Migration and Cultural Exchange Processes, 2009; “Pictures of Flesh: Modersohn-Becker and the Nude,” Woman’s Art Journal, Fall/Winter 2009; “Miriam Brumer,” Wooster Art Space, NYC, 2005; “Pretty / Ugly,” Make (London), Nov 1996; “Töchter of Feminism,” Berkshire Conference paper, Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe College, 1996; Voices of Women: Critics, Poets, Artists (with Lucy Lippard et al.), 1990; and “The Life of Lady Art Students: Changing Art Education at the Turn of the Century,” Art Journal, Spring 1982.
Other publications and papers include the forthcoming “Worpswede: Idyll and After” and “Sidney Tillim: A Selected Bibliography;” “Creativity and Partnership,” German Studies Association Conference, 2010; “The Hudson River and Its Painters,” Different at Every Turn: Contemporary Painters of the Hudson River, 2009; “Sidney Tillim Artist/Critic”, College Art Association Conference, 2008; “The Material Witness: Politics and Media in Art,” International Association for Philosophy and Literature Conference, 2006; “Jahrhundertwende,” Deutsche Kunst Des 20. Jahrhunderts, 1982.
Previous to her academic career, Dr. Radycki worked at the New York Department of Cultural Affairs and Sotheby's Auction Magazine.