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Author, art expert, lecturer and painter, Anthea Callen FRSA is Professor Emeritus of the Australian National University, Canberra, and Professor Emeritus of Visual Culture, University of Nottingham, UK. (See CV) Callen's new book Looking at Men: Art, Anatomy and the Modern Male Body is published in August 2018 by Yale University Press. Her classic volume The Art of Impressionism: Painting Technique and the Making of Modernity is now available as a Yale University Press e-book, see BOOKS. Her book on landscape painting, The Work of Art: Plein Air Painting and Artistic Identity in Nineteenth-Century France is published by Reaktion (2015). Callen is currently a Leverhulme Emeritus Fellow researching a new book on Impressionist and post-Impressionist painting methods.

Anthea Callen is a regular contributor to BBC1's 'Fake or Fortune?', and on film and radio. (See LINKS).

Callen's expertise in art history, visual culture and the sexual politics of visual representation of the body spans the eighteenth to twenty-first centuries, notably in France and in the Anglophone countries. Her research on Impressionism and nineteenth-century artists' materials and techniques means she often consults nationally and internationally with museum conservators and curators. She lectures widely on her areas of expertise. As a painter she has a strong personal as well as a professional interest in twentieth century modernism and contemporary art, especially feminist/women's art practice.

Showcasing her work here, Anthea Callen exhibits in the GALLERY examples of her art practice. In other sections she outlines her qualifications, lists her public APPEARANCES and her BOOKS and ESSAYS in art history and visual culture.

Anthea Callen lives and works in Leamington Spa (UK) and the South of France.