David Lubin

David Lubin

David Lubin
Charlotte C. Weber Professor of Art
American Visual Art, Film History
lubindm@wfu.edu
(336) 758-6013
Office: Scales Fine Arts Center 104

About
Professor Lubin offers courses in the history of art, film, and popular culture. As an undergraduate, Lubin studied filmmaking at the University of Southern California’s School of Cinema while reviewing music for Rolling Stone. He went on to receive his Ph.D. in American Studies at Yale. His books include Act of Portrayal, Picturing a Nation, and Titanic, a cultural studies analysis of the blockbuster film. He has lectured at colleges, universities, and art museums throughout the United States, Europe, China and Australia. His most recent book, Shooting Kennedy, examines the photographic portrayal of Jack and Jackie Kennedy from their public courtship in 1953 to the events of Dallas ten years later. In 2004 Lubin was awarded the Smithsonian Institution’s Charles Eldredge Prize for “outstanding scholarship in American art.”
During the 2006-07 academic year, Professor Lubin was in residence at Harvard’s Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History, where he began writing a book about the impact of the First World War on American art and popular visual culture. In 2010 he served a term as the Terra Foundation Visiting Professor of American Art at the Free University of Berlin. In 2013-2014 he was the William C. Seitz Senior Fellow at the National Gallery of Art’s Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts (CASVA). His book Flags and Faces: The Visual Culture of America’s First World War will be published by the University of California Press in 2014. Another book, Grand Illusions: American Art and the First World War, will appear from Oxford University Press in 2016.
Listen to the Sept 2014 All Things Considered interview, “One Sculptor’s Answer to WWI Wounds: Plaster, Copper and Paint”.