Biography – Anne Dawson

Anne Dawson

Anne Dawson is Professor of Art History and Chair of the Visual Arts Department at Eastern Connecticut State University. She earned her MA and Ph.D. in Art History from Brown University. She has curated exhibitions for galleries and museums and published articles and exhibition catalogues on early twentieth-century American and Contemporary art.

Dr. Dawson is the editor and co-author of Rare Light: J. Alden Weir in Windham, Connecticut, 1882-1919 (Wesleyan University Press, March 2016) and guest curator for A Good Summer’s Work: J. Alden Weir, Connecticut Impressionist (Lyman Allyn Art Museum, May 7-September 11, 2016). For additional information see

Dawson is also the author and guest curator for Idol of the Moderns, Pierre-Auguste Renoir and American Painting (San Diego Museum of Art, 2002) and a contributing author for European Muses, American Masters 1870-1950 (Portland Museum of Art, Portland, Maine, 2004). In addition to late nineteenth and early twentieth-century French and American art, she has a special interest in women and the visual arts and has designed courses, curated exhibitions and delivered papers on this topic.