Gary Wells

Associate Professor, Art History
Phone: 607-274-1247
Office: Gannett Center G109, Ithaca, NY 14850
Speciality: 19th and 20th Century European Art

I received my Ph.D. in Art History from The Ohio State University, after a B.A. in Art and Art History from Baldwin-Wallace University. My primary area of teaching is focused on Modern Art in Europe in the 19th and 20th Centuries. In addition, I have offered topics such as Modern Art in Paris, Chemistry and Art, Dada and Surrealism, and Interpreting Modern Art. My general research interests include the relationship of art to science in the Modern era, the city of Paris as a center of Modern Art, and the role of technology in exploring visual knowledge. Some current projects include a study of the image of the night sky in 19th century paintings, and a text on the technical history of art.

Recent Courses

ARTH 11100 Episodes in Western Art
ARTH 20400 The Visual Culture of Science
ARTH 25100 19th Century European Art
ARTH 25200 20th Century European Art
ARTH 35005 19th Century Art and Visual Culture
ARTH 35002 Interpreting Modern Art