Ms Helena Anderson BA Art History, French and Francophone Studies (Macalester College, USA), MA History of Art (Courtauld Institute, U. of London)
Originally from the US, I completed my Bachelor's degree in Art History and French and Francophone Studies before moving to the UK to pursue postgraduate study. After completing a Master's degree in History of Art at the Courtauld Institute, with a focus on Modernism, I worked in the London art market for ten years as a curatorial assistant, gallery manager, picture valuer and auctioneer before moving to Aberystwyth. Career highlights include the sale of a rare archival collection relating to the sculptor Auguste Rodin, now in the collection of the Musée Rodin in Paris, and identifying a lost early work by Richard Smith CBE. My particular interests within Art History include the history of collecting, women in modernist art circles, The Bloomsbury Group, and Modern British prints. I have written for Candid Magazine and the Burlington Magazine, and won the Burlington Contemporary Art Writing Prize in 2015.
In addition to teaching Art History modules in Lifelong Learning, I work as a Global Opportunities Officer, advising Aberystwyth students about opportunities to work and study around the world as part of their degree.
I currently teach two online, self-paced Lifelong Learning modules:
Collectors and Collections (Natural History Illustration)