Lillian Beeson is a second-year M.A. student in the History of Art and Archaeology at the IFA. She primarily uses social art historical methodology to examine how eighteenth- and nineteenth- century French art interacts with the cultural context in which it was created. She is also deeply interested in how curatorial practice can inform public perceptions of art, and she hopes to explore this further through her exhibition.
Beeson graduated from Arizona State University and Barrett, The Honors College with a B.A. in Art History and a minor in Spanish. Her undergraduate thesis, “The Political Implications of David’s Oath of the Horatii and The Lictors Bringing to Brutus the Bodies of His Sons,” explored the relationship between these paintings and the socio-political environment of Pre-Revolutionary France.