Helena Anderson is an AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Partnership PhD student with the University of Bristol and Amgueddfa Cymru-Museum Wales, researching Gwen John’s works on paper. Her thesis focusses on the intersection of image and text and theories of visual and linguistic translation.
Originally from the US, Helena obtained a BA in Art History and French and Francophone studies from Macalester College, followed by an MA (History of Art) from the Courtauld Institute of Art with a focus on Modernism and Postmodern theory. Prior to starting her PhD, Helena worked in prints and drawings study rooms, and then as a Modern British art specialist for The Fine Art Society and Rosebery’s Auctioneers. She is currently based in Aberystwyth, Wales and has worked as a History of Art lecturer and Lifelong Learning tutor in Art History for Aberystwyth University.
Her research interests include histories of collecting, women in modernist circles, international artist communities in Paris, art in Wales, and Modern British prints and works on paper.