Linda Merrill


Senior Lecturer

Office: 135 Carlos Hall
Phone: 404-727-0514

Mailing Address:

Art History Department
Emory University
135 Carlos Hall
Atlanta, GA 30322

Curriculum Vitae


Linda Merrill (Ph.D., University of London, 1985)

Research Interests:
Art and literature in late 19th-century England; aestheticism and japonisme; 19th-century American painting

Selected Publications:

  • After Whistler: The Artist & His Influence on American Painting, editor, Yale University Press and High Museum of Art, 2003.
  • The Peacock Room: A Cultural Biography, Yale University Press, 1998.
  • With Kindest Regards: The Correspondence of Charles Lang Freer and James McNeill Whistler, 1890-1903, editor, Smithsonian Institution Press, 1995.
  • Freer: A Legacy of Art, co-authored with Thomas Lawton, Freer Gallery of Art and Abrams, 1993.
  • A Pot of Paint: Aesthetics on Trial in Whistler v. Ruskin, Smithsonian Institution Press, 1992; reprint 1993.

Current research and works in progress

  • "Mr. Whistler's 'Ten O'Clock'": The Performance of Art
  • Albert Herter and the Great War: The End of the Gilded Age
  • "The Better Homes Movement in America, 1933-1936: Bungalows, Politics, and Home Economics"