About Us

Ena & Betty, Daughters of Asher and Mrs. Wertheimer, 1901, Courtesy of Tate (CC)

Liz Renes is a recent History of Art graduate from the University of York. Her Ph.D. thesis explored John Singer Sargent's relationship with the British Aesthetic and French Impressionist Movements in his early career between 1878-1886. You can download it here: http://etheses.whiterose.ac.uk/8817/

She has published a number of works on Sargent stemming from this research, including: ‘Selecting, transforming, recombining’: John Singer Sargent’s Madame X and the Aesthetics of Sculptural Corporeality', in Decadence and the Senses (2017), and an upcoming work on 'The Velazquez Aesthetic: John Singer Sargent and Victorian Modernism', for the proceedings from the Beyond the Victorian and Modernist Divide. She will be co-editing a special edition of Visual Culture in Britain on Sargentology related topics, for print in 2018. 

She is the Co-Editor in Chief of HARTS & Minds, and as the Visual Arts Convenor for the Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution (brlsi.org), she has participated in a number of events, including an interdisciplinary symposium on The Colour Blue with Bob Fosbury, Emeritus Astronomer, European Southern Observatory (2016). She is also the co-curator of the recent exhibition of prints from Sebastião Salgado's Genesis in partnership with PhotoBATH (2016). 

You can find her website here.