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Kathryn Moore Heleniak

Professor of Art History

Kathryn Moore Heleniak

Faculty Memorial Hall 443
Fordham University, Rose Hill Campus
441 E. Fordham Road
Bronx, NY 10458

Phone: 718-817-4891


B.A. Michigan (Ann Arbor); Ph.D. New York University


19th and 20th Centuries, European and American Art


Professor Kathryn Moore Heleniak enjoys teaching across the broad field of Modern Art from the 18th century to the present; her research and writing focus upon late 18th and 19th-century British art and patronage, with occasional forays into 20th-century art. She was a recipient of fellowships at the Yale Center for British Art, and the Liguria Center for Arts and Humanities in Italy; and was named an “Outstanding Teacher in the Humanities” at Fordham College. She has also been a visiting lecturer at Yale University, Hong Kong University, and New York University.

Courses Taught

Art History Introduction, 18th Century Art, 19th Century Art, 20th Century Art, American Art, Honor's Contemporary Art History, Art and Architecture of London, Senior Seminar for Art History Majors, Gender and Modern Art, Victorian Pre-Raphaelites

Selected Publications

William Mulready (Yale University Press, London & New Haven, 1980, in print).

"An Art Patron and his Housemaid:  William Mulready's Portrait of John Sheepshanks," British Art Journal, vol. XIII, no. 3 (February 2013), 69-80.

"The Symbolist Imagery of Burne-Jones:  Behind Closed Eyes," Rosina Neginsky, ed., Symbolism: Its Origins and Its Consequences, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, 2010, Ch. 11.

“Money and Marketing Problems: The Plight of Harriot Gouldsmith, a Professional Female Landscape Painter in Early Nineteenth Century England,” British Art Journal, vol. VI, no. 3 (December 2005)25-36.

“An 18th Century English Gentleman’s Encounter with Islamic Architecture: Henry Swinburne’s Travels through Spain (1779),” British Journal for Eighteenth Century Studies vol. 28, no. 2 (Autumn 2005) 181-200.

“‘The Swinburne Ladies’ and the Arts,” Journal of the History of Collections, vol. 16, no. 2 (November 2004), 267-84.

“Victorian Collections and British Nationalism: Vernon, Sheepshanks, and the National Gallery of British Art,” Journal of the History of Collections vol. 12, no. 1 (2000), 91-107.

“Old Kaspar: Pictorial Pacifism in the Napoleonic Period,” Art Bulletin, (March 1990), 106-117.

“John Gibbons and William Mulready,” Burlington Magazine, (March 1982), 136-141.