Dr Stephanie Rose Pratt

Memberships (professional bodies)

Southwest World Cultures Group

Career summary

Associate Professor of Art History at Plymouth University from 1993 -2013. Also acted as a course tutor for the Open University and part-time lecturer for Exeter University, 1990-92. My doctoral thesis was titled ‘The European Perception of the Native American, 1750 – 1850’ and was awarded in 1990. My curatorial work includes co-curating two shows for the National Portrait Gallery, London: ‘Between Worlds: Voyagers to Britain, 1700 – 1860’ (2007) and ‘George Catlin: American Indian Portraits’ (2013).

Areas of interest / research

Portrait images of historical Native American figures in all areas of visual representation, particularly those of Pocahontas, Joseph Brant and 19th century Lakota leaders such as Sitting Bull and Black Elk.

Details of books/publications relating to your work on British portraiture

2013 ‘Iroquois Portrayed: Images of the Haudenosaunee from Three Centuries,’ contributing essay to On the Trails of the Iroquois, catalogue of the exhibition curated by Sylvia S. Kasprycki, shown at the Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Bonn and Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, 2013- 14.
2007 Between Worlds – Voyagers to Britain, 1700 – 1850, London: National Portrait Gallery (co-authored exhibition catalogue) pp. 22-35; 56-67.
2005 American Indians in British Art, 1700 – 1840, Norman, OK: Oklahoma University Press, (single-authored book) 198 pp.