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European and International Art

Fellowships in European and International Art


Dr. Lisa Banner, of Pelham, New York, graduated from Princeton and holds a doctorate from the Institute of Fine Arts at New York University. She was previously Samuel H. Kress Curatorial Fellow at the Hispanic Society of America, New York, and has published on the religious patronage of the Duke of Lerma. Dr. Banner’s research will focus on the painting of Saint John the Baptist by Spanish painter Jusepe Leonardo (1601-1652?) in the Gallery’s permanent collection.

Anke Kausch, of Ottawa, holds a master’s degree in the study of the art history of China from the University of Hamburg and has published several guides to China where she has lived and travelled. More recently she has been a provenance research intern at the National Gallery of Canada. Kausch will be researching the National Gallery of Canada’s collection of Chinese paintings from the 12th to the 18th century, which have received little attention from scholars in the past.

Luke Nicholson, of Montreal, is a graduate of the University of Toronto with a master’s degree from Concordia University, where he is now a doctoral candidate focusing on Anthony Blunt and Nicolas Poussin (1594–1665). Nicholson will use his fellowship to study the networks of patronage and cultural authority existing between the National Gallery of Canada and English art experts, with particular reference to the role of Anthony Blunt as advisor between 1948 and 1955.