Professor Emeritus of Modern Art, University of California, Berkeley
Anna-Maria Kellen Fellow - Class of Fall 2003
Anne M. Wagner is an art historian whose interests are focused on the forms and rhetorical claims of nineteenth and twentieth-century art, particularly sculpture and its avatars in earthworks, performance, and beyond. Since 1988, she has been a professor in the Department of History of Art at the University of California, Berkeley, where she was a member of the editorial board of Representations; she retired in spring 2010. Her recent essays include studies of Andy Warhol’s Race Riot, Rosemarie Trockel’s drawings and Painting Machine, and the rhetorical anxieties characteristic of video and performance, c.1970. Her book Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux: Sculptor of the Second Empire, appeared in 1986, and Three Artists (Three Women) was published in 1996. Her third book is Brave New Womb: Modernist Maternity and British Sculpture.