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Dr Matthew Potter

Associate Professor

Department: Arts

Matthew joined Northumbria University in October 2011. After completing an undergraduate degree in Modern History, he studied art history at a postgraduate level at the Courtauld Institute and Birkbeck College.


  • History of Art PhD September 01 2002
  • Information not provided Association of Art Historians (AAH) 2011

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • ‘Bold liberals who fought for the cause of freedom’, Potter, M. 16 Jul 2019, In: Visual Culture in Britain
  • British Art for Australia, 1860-1953, Potter, M. 14 Jan 2019
  • National intelligence, spiritual rapprochement, and mystic beefsteak/Nationalcharakter, geistige Annäherung und mystisches Beefsteak, Potter, M. 1 Jul 2018, London 1938 - Defending ‘degenerate’ art, Wädenswil, NIMBUS
  • The ‘Abysmal inexcusable middle class’, Painting, Commemoration, and the First World War, Potter, M. 2017, The Edinburgh Companion to the First World War and the Arts, Edinburgh, Edinburgh University Press
  • Breaking the shell of the humanist egg: Kenneth Clark’sUniversity of London lectures on German art historians, Potter, M. Dec 2014, In: Journal of Art Historiography
  • Fostering in the people the purest types of beauty, Potter, M. Nov 2014, In: Visual Culture in Britain
  • The concept of the ‘Master’ in art education in Britain and Ireland, 1770 to the present, Potter, M. Oct 2013
  • The inspirational genius of Germany: British art and Germanism, 1850-1939, Potter, M. May 2012

PGR Supervision

  • Andrew Schaer An Improbable Plan: The Marketing Gambit to Sell Turn-Of-The-Century What Modern Had Been" Start: 25/09/2013
  • Laia Anguix Vilches Start: 01/03/2017


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