About Us

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

Liz Renes is a History of Art graduate from the University of York (2015). Her PhD 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 work on Madame X and The Daughters of Edward Darley Boit, Sargent's relationship with Velasquez in his early career, as well as additional publications relating to Sargent's childhood friend, Aesthetic writer Vernon Lee. She is currently working on a monograph on Sargent and Modernism. 

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, and the retrospective exhibition of photographer Carlo Chinca, in partnership with PhotoBATH (2016 and 2018).

She currently works for the Web & Digital team at Bath Spa University.