Christopher Hunt

Graduate Student, PhD

Christopher Hunt is a fourth-year PhD student studying late-nineteenth century French and British art, with an emphasis on cross-Channel depictions of the working class and peasantry in painting, print, and photography. He graduated in 2018 with an MA in art history from the University of Iowa, where he wrote his qualifying paper on German artist Käthe Kollwitz and the depiction of peasants in her Weavers’ Revolt cycle. Before this, he graduated in 2015 with a BA in history from the University of Michigan, where his senior thesis investigated depictions of the collectivization of agriculture in photojournals from the Soviet Union during the First Five-Year Plan.

contact info:

mailing address:

  • WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY
  • CB 1189
  • ONE BROOKINGS DR.
  • ST. LOUIS, MO 63136-4899

research interests:

  • late-nineteenth century French and German art
  • depictions of the working class and peasantry in easel painting and printmaking
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