Department of Art and Art History People

Dr. Susan Rather

Associate Professor

Art History: American Art


Susan Rather

Associate Professor Rather received her Ph.D. from the University of Delaware. Her research on early twentieth-century sculpture culminated in Archaism, Modernism, and the Art of Paul Manship (1993). Since that time, she has focused on eighteenth-century British and American portraiture, specifically, the status and representation of the artist. This work has been supported by grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Winterthur Museum, the American Council of Learned Societies, the Yale Center for British Art, the Massachusetts Historical Society, and The University of Texas. Rather has published articles and book reviews in a variety of journals, among them American Art, Archives of American Art Journal, Art Bulletin, Art Journal, Arts Magazine, Eighteenth-Century Studies, Metropolitan Museum Journal, Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography, Theatre Notebook, and Winterthur Portfolio, as well as essays in exhibition catalogues and edited volumes.