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Phylis B. North

Percy (Phylis) North has been a lecturer in the Liberal Studies program since 1985.

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She is a Professor Emerita from Montgomery College in Rockville, MD where she was the Coordinator of the Art History program for 25 years. A native Baltimorean, she has a BA degree in English from Radford College (now Radford University), an MA in Art History from the Pennsylvania State University, and a PhD in Art History from the University of Delaware. Her doctoral dissertation on Max Weber, America’s first cubist painter, has become a life work and she has produced numerous articles, catalogues, and exhibitions about the artist. She wrote a major monograph on the American Impressionist Bernhard Gutmann and published articles and catalogues about the artists Gene Davis, Amalie Rothschild, Marsden Hartley, and Will Henry Stevens. She held a Smithsonian pre-doctoral fellowship at the then National Collection of Fine Arts (now the Smithsonian American Art Museum), a Fulbright lectureship at the Université Lyon II, in France, a Royal Oak fellowship at the Attingham Summer School in England, and NEH summer seminars at Yale University in American Studies, and The University of Maryland in Chinese Imperial Art. Over sixty public lectures in museums and scholarly conferences have taken her abroad, most recently to Florence, Italy and London England. Her teaching interests include all areas of modern and American visual culture.