Professor Emeritus

BA (Nottingham), MA, PhD (NYU)

Professor Needham’s research interests span two centuries in art history, from the late 18th century to Postmodernism. A specialist in 19th-century painting and graphic art, particularly in France and Britain, he is the author of a book on European Realism, Nineteenth Century Realist Art, and has published extensively on Impressionism and Post-Impressionism. Other research areas include Russian Constructivism and East European painting, in particular that of Ukraine. A member of the board of directors of the Canadian section of the International Association of Art Critics, Professor Needham also writes and lectures on contemporary Canadian art.