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Faculty - Justin Wolff

Associate Professor of Art History

Art History


B.A. Bowdoin College, 1992

Ph.D. Princeton University, 1999

Justin has been teaching art history at the University of Maine since 2008. He teaches courses on modern, contemporary, and American art as well as art theory and criticism. Justin’s research focuses on nineteenth- and twentieth-century American art. Among his publications are two books: Richard Caton Woodville: American Painter, Artful Dodger (Princeton University Press, 2002) and Thomas Hart Benton: A Life (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2012). Justin also publishes art criticism and book and exhibition reviews.

Before UMaine, Justin worked as a journalist, taught in the Expository Writing Program at Harvard University, and served as the Joanne Leonhardt Cassullo Assistant Professor of Art History at Roanoke College in Virginia. He also has been a National Endowment for the Humanities Research Fellow and serves on UMaine’s Graduate Faculty, sitting on thesis committees for the Department of History and the Intermedia MFA, Master of Arts in Liberal Studies, and Interdisciplinary PhD programs.

Justin is the director of the University of Maine Humanities Initiative and serves on the Board of Directors for Northeast Historic Film.


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