American Studies

Margaretta Lovell Professor - History of Art

Margaretta M. Lovell, the Jay D. McEvoy Professor of the History of Art at the University of California, Berkeley, received her Ph.D. in American Studies at Yale and specializes in American and British art, architecture, design, and literature. She is also affiliated with the American Studies and Folklore Programs, and teaches courses on the American Forest, the American House, American Food, the Berkeley Campus, Collecting, Folk Art, and the Arts and Crafts Movement as well as more broad-brush surveys. Her books include prizewinners Art in a Season of Revolution: Painters, Artisans, and Patrons in Early America and A Visitable Past: Views of Venice by American Artists and Writers. She is currently working on a book on the global links of antebellum New England focused on landscape painter Fitz H. Lane. Awards include fellowships, residencies, and grants from the American Philosophical Society, the American Council of Learned Societies, the Huntington Library, the Rockefeller Foundation, the Terra Foundation, the Guggenheim Foundation, the American Antiquarian Society, and the National Endowment for the Humanities. She has two daughters, one a physician and the other a biologist.