Théodore Géricault

A new monograph exploring the life and works of Théodore Géricault (1791–1824), an artist whose life, imagination and legacy continue to enthrall audiences, artists and critics alike.

Nina Athanassoglou-Kallmyer


Price: USD$69.95



  • A pioneer of the French Romantic movement, the painter, draughtsman and lithographer Théodore Géricault (1791–1824) remains one of the most compelling and complex figures in Western art history
  • Charts Géricault’s entire career, re-examines the Romantic ‘myth’ surrounding the artist, and positions him as a ‘modern man’ within his social and historical context
  • The perfect introduction to the artist and his work, providing detailed commentary on such iconic pieces as the hugely influential Raft of the Medusa (1819, Musée du Louvre, Paris)
  • Includes all Géricault’s best-known paintings and explores their evolution as well as his artistic processes in examples from his remarkable sketchbooks


About the author(s)
Born in Athens, Greece, and trained as an art historian at the University of Paris (Sorbonne) and Princeton University, Nina Athanassoglou-Kallmyer previously taught at the University of Maryland and the University of Chicago and is currently Professor of Art History, University of Delaware. She has published extensively on French nineteenth-century art, including essays on Géricault, Horace Vernet, Delacroix, and Cézanne, and three books: French Images from the Greek War of Independence. Art and Politics under the Restoration (Yale University Press, 1989), which was a runner up for the CINOA award; Eugène Delacroix. Prints, Politics and Satire (Yale University Press, 1991); and Cézanne and Provence. The Painter in his Culture (University of Chicago Press, 2003), which was a finalist for the CAA's W.O. Mitchell Prize. She is the recipient of the CAA's Arthur Kingsley Porter Prize, and of numerous grants and fellowships including a J.S. Guggenheim Fellowship, a fellowship at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, and an Ailsa Mellon Bruce Senior fellowship at the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts, at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC.


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