Doctoral Candidate in the Ph.D Program in Art History, City University of New York

An art historian of nineteenth-century Europe, Aaron researches the fin-de-siècle artist Paul Gauguin. His dissertation "The Painter and his Poets: Paul Gauguin and Interartistic Exchange" examines the artist's engagements with his literary contemporaries. By examining objects and texts exchanged between the painter and select Symbolist literati, Aaron's research reveals new, historically-situated interpretations of Gauguin's works and those of his inner circle. No longer an isolated genius on a heroic quest, Gauguin is portrayed as a strategic thinker in this new account.

Experience

  • –present
    Doctoral Candidate in the Ph.D Program in Art History, City University of New York

Education

  • 2015 
    CUNY Graduate Center, M.Phil

Professional Memberships

  • College Art Association
  • Association of Art Historians
  • Association of Print Scholars
  • Association of Historians of Nineteenth-Century Art
  • Historians of Eighteenth-Century Art and Architecture