• Laura Auricchio

    Professor of Art History

    Office Location:

    Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Building


    Laura Auricchio, Professor of Art History at Parsons School of Design, studies and teaches French and American history, art history, and visual and material culture in the Age of Revolution. Her most recent book, The Marquis: Lafayette Reconsidered (Alfred A. Knopf, 2014), offers a visually-informed biography of the French hero of the American Revolution and received the 2015 American Library in Paris Book Award. She is a frequent lecturer in both academic and public settings in the United States and around the world,.


    Degrees Held:

    PhD, Columbia University; BA, Harvard University.

    Professional Affiliations:

    American Historical Association; American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies; College Art Association; Historians of Eighteenth-Century Art and Architecture.

    Recent Publications:

    The Marquis: Lafayette Reconsidered (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2014), Invaluable Trees: Cultures of Nature, 1660-1830 (co-editor) (Oxford: Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment, 2012), Royalists to Romantics: Women Artists from the Louvre, Versailles, and Other French National Collections, exhhibition catalog (co-author) (Washington, DC: National Museum of Womeni n the Arts, 2012), Adélaïde Labille -Guiard: Artist in the Age of Revolution (Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum, 2009). 

    Research Interests:

    French Revolution, American Revolution, art, visual culture, material culture, history

    Awards and Honors:

    American Library in Paris Book Award (2015)

    Current Courses:

    Hamilton's World