Wendy A. Bellion


Wendy Bellion is Associate Dean for the Humanities and Sewell C. Biggs Chair in American Art History at the University of Delaware. She holds a B.A. from Wesleyan University and an M.A. and Ph.D. from Northwestern University. Bellion has taught at Rutgers and the College of William and Mary, and has served as Terra Visiting Professor at the University of Paris. She has held fellowships with institutions including Winterthur; the Library Company of Philadelphia; the National Endowment for the Humanities; and the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts at the National Gallery of Art. At AAS, Bellion held a Jay T. Last Fellowship in 2011-12. In 2022 she led a summer seminar on the visual culture of nineteenth-century American theater for the Society’s Center for Historic American Visual Culture. Bellion’s research and teaching focus on eighteenth- and nineteenth-century art and material culture in North America and the Atlantic World. She is the author or co-editor of three books: Material Cultures of the Global Eighteenth Century: Art, Mobility, and Change (2023); Iconoclasm in New York: Revolution to Reenactment (2019); and Citizen Spectator: Art, Illusion, and Visual Perception in Early National America (2011), which was awarded the Charles Eldredge Prize by the Smithsonian American Art Museum. She serves on the boards of the Biggs Museum of American Art and the journal Early American Literature.

Newark, DE
United States

Elected to AAS
April 2011


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