Staff Profile:Professor Anna Gruetzner Robins


Anna Gruetzner Robins


Position / Job Title:

Emeritas Professor since 2014




Areas of Interest:

Late nineteenth and early twentieth century French and British art.


Research groups / Centres:




2007, A Fragile Modernism: Whistler and his impressionist followers, New Haven and London: Yale University Press for the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, 239 pp.

2000, Walter Sickert. The Complete Art Criticism, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000, 699 pp.

1997, Modern Art in Britain 1910 -1914, London: Merrell Holberton, 208 pp.

1996, Walter Sickert: Drawings. Theory and Practice: Word and Image, Aldershot: Scolar Press, London, 96 pp.


2005, (with Richard Thomson 50 % contribution) Degas, Sickert and Toulouse Lautrec: London and Paris 1870-1910, Tate Publishing: London, 2005, 231pp.


2000, co-editor with Steven Adams, and contributor, Gendering Landscape Art, Manchester University Press and Rutgers University Press. (' " Ain't Going Nowhere": Richard Long: global explorer', pp. 162-172),

1976, J. Johnson & A. Gruetzner (sic) eds., Dictionary of British Artists 1880-1940, Antique Collectors' Club, 1976.

Contributions to Books and Articles

2014, 'A visit to an Impressionist Exhibition in Moore's Confessions of a Young Man in Anna Heilmann and Mark Llewellyn, eds. George Moore ,Influence and Collaboration, Delaware: University of Delaware Press, 39-52.

2014 'The Company of Strangers: Max Weber and the first Grafton Group Exhibition' in Sarah MacDougall, ed. Max Weber An American Cubist in Paris and London, 1905-15 (London: Lund Humphries,2014), 58-105.

2013, 'Whistler Paris Studio: Place and Meaning' in Lee Glazer and Linda Merrill, eds. Palaces of Art; Whistler and the Art Worlds of Aestheticism, Washington, Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press , pp.91-101.

2011, ' "J'arrive de Londres": Jane Avril and Britain in Nancy Ireson, ed. Toulouse Lautrec and Jane Avril Beyond the Moulin Rouge , London: The Courtauld Gallery in Association with Paul Holberton, 2011, pp. 27-42.

2011 'Gwen John; Two Albums of Watercolours', Princeton University Library Chronicle, LXX11 (3) pp. 645-654.

2011'Toulouse-Lautrec in Catford: new information about 'La Chaine Simpson', The Burlington Magaziine , The Burlington Magazine, 153(1302). pp. 572-573.

2010 'Manet and the Post-Impressionists:a checklist of exhibits'.The Burlington Magazine, 152 (1293). pp. 782-793.

2010'Marketing Post-Impressionism: Roger Fry's two commercial exhibitions', in Anne Helmreich and Pamela Fletcher, eds., The Rise of the Modern Art Market, Manchester: Manchester University Press.

2010, '"Reforming with a Pickaxe": The First Vorticist Exhibition at the Doré Galleries', in Mark Antliff, ed. Vorticism, London: Tate Publishing (4,000 word essay)

2010, 'Reflections in a Mirror: Bonnard's Aphrodite', in Amy C. Smith and Sadie Pickup, eds., Brill's Companion to Aphrodite, Leiden: Brill, 2010, pp.

2009, 'Walter Sickert and the Language of Arts', in Grace Brockington, ed., Internationalism in the Arts in Britain and Europe at the 'Fin de Siècle', Oxford: Peter Lang Publishing, 2009, pp. 27-48.

2007, 'George Moore's A Modern Lover: Introducing the French Impressionists in London', French Studies, Vol. 61, 2007, 47-56.

2006 'Some Newly Discovered Sketches of Gatti's Hungerford by Sickert in Brighton Art Gallery and Museum', The Burlington Magazine, Vol. 168, 2006, 269-271.

2006, 'Slabs of pink and lumps of brown': The British reaction to Monet, in Frances Fowle, ed. Monet and French Landscape: Vétheuil and Normandy, Edinburgh: National Galleries of Scotland, pp.159-171.

2005, 'Suddenly last summer: Walter Sickert and Degas's Six Friends at Dieppe', in Judith A. Singsen, ed., Edgar Degas: Six Friends at Dieppe, Providence: Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Art, pp. 49-64. [ Reviewed The Burlington Magazine].

2004, 'A line pregnant with meaning', in Alaister Smith, ed. Walter Sickert: 'drawing is the thing', Manchester: Whitworth Art Gallery, pp.3-5.

2002, 'Living the Simple Life: George Clausen at Childwick Green, St. Albans', in David Peters Corbett and Fiona Russell, eds., The Geographies of Englishness : Landscape and the National Past 1880-1940, New Haven and London: Yale University Press, pp. 1-28.

2001, 'Impulsi impressionisti nella pittura britannica', in Renato Barilli, ed., Impressionismi in Europa, Milan: Skira, pp. 68-83.

1999, 'Fathers and Sons: Walter Sickert and Roger Fry', in Christopher Green, ed., Art Made Modern: Roger Fry's Vision of Art, London: Merrell Holberton, pp. 45-56.

1999, 'Leighton: A Promoter of New Painting?' in Frederic Leighton Antiquity, Renaissance, Modernity, ed. Tim Barringer and Elizabeth Prettejohn, New Haven and London: Yale University Press, pp.315-330.

1995,'The London Impressionists at the Goupil Gallery', in Kenneth McConkey with an essay by Anna Gruetzner Robins, Impressionism in Britain, New Haven and London: Yale University Press, pp. 87-97[ reviewed Victorian Studies].

1992, 'Sickert' Painter-in-Ordinary' to the Music-Hall', in Wendy Baron & Richard Shone, eds., Sickert, New Haven and London: Yale University Press in association with the Royal Academy of Arts, London, pp. 13-25 [ Reviewed Art History and elsewhere].

1992, 'No ordinary visitors: Dieppe at the fin-de-siecle', in John Willetts, ed., Rendez-vous à Dieppe. The Dieppe Connection. The Town and its Artists from Turner to Braque, New Haven and London: Herbert Press,1992, pp. 33-44.

1991, 'British Impressionism: The Magic and Poetry of Life Around Them', in Norma Broude, ed., World Impressionism .The International Movement, 1860-1920, New York: Abrams, 1990, pp. 70-92. French and Italian translations published 1991.

1988,'Degas and Sickert: notes on their friendship', The Burlington Magazine, Vol. 130, 1988, pp.225-229.

1986, 'Feuds and Factions at the New English Art Club', in The New English Art Club Centenary Exhibition, London: Christies, pp. 4-9.

1985, 'Degas and George Moore: Some Observations about the Last Impressionist Exhibition', in Richard Kendalle, ed., Degas 1834-1984, Manchester: Manchester Polytechnic, pp.32-41.

1981,'The Surrealist Object and Surrealist Sculpture', Sandy Nairne and Nicholas Serota eds., in British Sculpture in the Twentieth Century, London: Whitechapel Art Gallery, pp.112-123.

1980, 'Great Britain', in Post-Impressionism, Washington: National Gallery of

Art, pp.168-74.

1979, 'Two Reactions to French Painting in Great Britain and Ireland', in John House & Mary Anne Stevens, eds. Post-Impressionism .Cross-Currents in European Painting, London: Weidenfeld and Nicholson, pp.178-217 ( essay and catalogue entries).

1978, 'Henry Moore', in Unit One, Portsmouth: Portsmouth City Art Gallery, p.8.

1978, 'Edward John Gregory', in Douglas Druick, ed., The Other Nineteenth Century, Ottawa: National Gallery of Canada, pp.120-22.


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