William Robinson

Curator of Modern European Art (Paintings and Sculpture 1800–1960)

William H. Robinson is curator of modern European art at the Cleveland Museum of Art. At Case Western Reserve University, he is head of the Department of European and American Painting and Sculpture and adjunct professor of art history. He received his PhD in art history from CWRU in 1988, a certificate in Spanish language studies from the Universitat de Barcelona in 2001, and a certificate in management from CWRU's Weatherhead School of Management in 2003.

Robinson has organized more than 20 exhibitions and written extensively on a broad range of topics concerning 19th- and 20th-century art. His most recent publications include Picasso and the Mysteries of Life (2012), Van Gogh Repetitions (2013), and Monet and the Modernist Garden (forthcoming). He was project director for the exhibition Barcelona & Modernity: Picasso, Gaudí, Miró, Dalí (Cleveland Museum of Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2006) and curator of Diego Rivera: Art and Revolution (Cleveland, Houston, Los Angeles, Mexico City, 2000). He has written scholarly articles and essays about Pablo Picasso, Charles Burchfield, Joan Miró, Otto Dix and Neue Sachlichkeit movement, Giorgio de Chirico, Pierre Puvis de Chavannes, Édouard Vuillard, George Hendrick Breitner, Marsden Hartley, Clarence Carter, Carl Gaertner, Alice Schille, artists of the Spanish Civil War, Ohio artists, modern art in the Midwest, and the dissemination of Cubism in America. He has contributed articles to Modern Art Criticism, The International Foundation for Art Research Journal, Apollo, American Art Review, The New Art Examiner, Inland Architecture, and Sculpture Magazine.

Contact the Curator at: 
EuropeanArtAfter1800 [at] clevelandart.org