Guest Curator: Gauguin: Maker of Myth
Washington, DC—Belinda Thomson studied at the University of East Anglia and the Sorbonne before earning her MA in art history at the Courtauld Institute. From 1977 to 1983, Thomson was a research assistant at the Open University, United Kingdom, and lectured at the Manchester Metropolitan University and the University of Edinburgh. She is an honorary fellow at the University of Edinburgh and an independent scholar.
Thomson was curator for the exhibitions Patrick Geddes: The French Connection (2005) and Gauguin's Vision (2005), both at the National Galleries of Scotland. She was an advisory consultant and contributing author to the exhibition Gauguin, Paris, 1889 (2009–2010) at the Cleveland Museum of Art and at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam.
As a specialist of late nineteenth-century French art, Thomson has written books and articles on impressionism and post-impressionism and Gauguin, Vuillard, Bonnard, Van Gogh, and Pissarro, including Gauguin by Himself (2001) and Van Gogh's Paintings: The Masterpieces (2007). She is a coauthor of the exhibition catalogue Gauguin: Maker of Myth (2010).
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