Sidlauskas is one of the foremost figures in the area of 19th century art history. She is the author of Cézanne’s Significant Other: The Portraits of Hortense (University of California Press, 2009), and Body, Place, and Self in Nineteenth-Century Painting (Cambridge University Press, 2000), as well as numerous articles and book chapters on 19th century art. Her work on the body, concepts of self, and gender in the art of Cézanne, Degas, Sargent and others has shaped the field in significant ways, and she continues to make major contributions to our understanding of how art, sexuality and cultural ideology intersect in European 19th century visual culture.  

The lecture is sponsored by the Sarofim School of Fine Arts Visiting Artist and Scholar Series. For more information, contact Kim Smith at


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