Christopher Hunt

Graduate Student, PhD

Christopher Hunt is a fifth-year PhD student writing his dissertation on the British collecting of French art in the late nineteenth century, with an emphasis on French landscapes, rural genre scenes, and depictions of peasant labor. 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 (1928–1932).

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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