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Brion, Katherine

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA

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Katherine Brion is a Ph.D. Candidate in the History of Art at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She is currently completing a dissertation on late nineteenth-century French decorative painting, under the direction of Howard Lay. Entitled “Decorative Visions: Shaping the Viewer in Fin-de-Siècle France,” it examines decorative theory and practice in relation to the work of artists such as Pierre-Cécile Puvis de Chavannes, Jules Chéret, Paul Signac, Maurice Denis and Édouard Vuillard. Ms. Brion has received several fellowships and awards in support of her work, including a Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship, a Georges Lurcy Foundation Fellowship for Study in France, a Getty Research Institute Library Grant, and a Susan Lipschutz Award. Beginning this Fall 2012, she is an Andrew W. Mellon Curatorial Fellow at the University of Michigan Museum of Art, where she will develop an exhibition on late-nineteenth-century print culture and decorative aesthetics, as well as assist in the implementation of the museum’s new Design Gallery.

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