David Alan Mellor

David Alan Mellor is a British curator and professor of and writer on art.

David Mellor — as he was called before he wanted to avoid confusion with the politician of the same name — studied art at Sussex University under Quentin Bell. When Asa Briggs, also a professor there at the time, received the archive of Mass-Observation from Tom Hopkinson, he gave Mellor the job of sorting it.[1]

Exhibitions curated by Mellor include Paradise Lost: The New Romantic Imagination in Britain (Barbican, 1987); and The Sixties (1993).[1]

As a professor of art at Sussex University, his students included Jeremy Deller.[1]

In 2005 Mellor won the Royal Photographic Society's J. Dudley Johnston Award.[2]

Books by Mellor

Mellor has also contributed to books not listed below.

  • Cecil Beaton. London: Jonathan Cape, 1994. ISBN 0224041223. Coedited with Philippe Garner. On Cecil Beaton.
  • Arthur Tress: Centric 52: Requiem for a Paperweight. Long Beach: California State University, University Art Museum, 1994. ISBN 0936270330. On Arthur Tress.
  • David Hiscock. London: Zelda Cheatle, 1995. ISBN 0951837192. With Chris Titterington. On David Hiscock.
  • Sixties London: The Photographs of Robert Whitaker 1965–70. Sydney: Art Gallery of New South Wales, 1996. On Robert Whitaker.
  • The Only Blonde in the World: Pauline Boty, 1938-1966. London: AM Publications, 1998. ISBN 0950989622. With Sue Watling. On Pauline Boty.
  • Chemical Traces: Photography and Conceptual Art, 1968–1998. Kingston upon Hull: Kingston upon Hull City Museums & Art Galleries, 1998. ISBN 090449019X.
  • The Barry Joule Archive: Works on Paper Attributed to Francis Bacon. Dublin: Irish Museum of Modern Art, 2000. ISBN 1873654847.
  • The Sixties: Britain and France, 1962–1973: The Utopian Years. London: Philip Wilson, 2001. ISBN 0856674672.
  • Tracing Light. Maidstone: PhotoWorks, 2001. ISBN 0951742787. With Garry Fabian Miller.
  • The Art of Robyn Denny. London: Black Dog, 2002. ISBN 1901033333. On Robyn Denny.
  • Interpreting Lucian Freud. London: Tate, 2002. ISBN 1854374427. On Lucian Freud.
  • Van Gogh vu par Bacon. Arles: Actes sud, 2002. ISBN 2742738401. Vincent van Gogh as seen by Francis Bacon, edited by Mellor and Yolande Clergue. (French)
  • Liliane Lijn: Works 1959-80. Warwick: Mead Gallery, University of Warwick, 2005. ISBN 0902683756. On Liliane Lijn.
  • No Such Thing as Society: Photography in Britain 1967–1987: From the British Council and the Arts Council Collection. London: Hayward Publishing, 2007. ISBN 978-1-85332-265-5.

Notes

  1. ^ a b c Chris Arnot, "David Alan Mellor: Image Maker", The Guardian, 1 March 2005. Accessed 2010-10-22.
  2. ^ "Art history professor recognised for contribution to photography", University of Sussex, 4 October 2005. Accessed 2010-10-22.

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