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Dr. Margaret  Denton
Dr. Margaret Denton
Associate Professor of Art History, Emerita

Margaret Denton’s current research focuses on the intersections between photography and painting in France in the nineteenth century. Her latest article, “Louis-Auguste Martin’s Promenades poétiques et daguerriennes –Bellevue” (History of Photography, August 2011), examines one of the first attempts to combine poetry and photography. She looks at Martin’s little known work in the context of discussions that took place in 1851 about the potential of photography among members of the Société héliographique. Previously, Professor Denton has published articles on Nicolas Poussin’s “The Arcadian Shepherds” and burial reform in France (Eighteenth-Century Studies, 2003) and on the work of Angélique Mongez who was a student of Jacques-Louis David (Art History, 1998). 

Margaret Denton joined the faculty of the University of Richmond in 1990. Her teaching includes courses on Nineteenth-Century European Art, American Art from 1700-1900, the History of Photography, Modern Art, 1900-1960, as well as, Theories and Methodologies.

She received the Distinguished Educator Award from the University of Richmond in 1994 and in 1999 was awarded a Gould Fellowship at Princeton University.

Grants and Fellowships
Gould Fellowship, Princeton University, 1999
Distinguished Educator Award, 1994
Ph.D., The Institute of Fine Arts, New York University 1986
M.A., Tulane University 1977
B.A., George Washington University 1971
Contact Information
317 Visual Arts Building
(804) 289-8674
(804) 287-6006 (Fax)
Areas of Expertise
18th, 19th and 20th Century Art History
History of Photography