Mark Antliff

Mark Antliff

Anne Murnick Cogan Professor of Art and Art History


  • Ph.D., Yale University 1990

  • M.A., Queen's University 1984

  • B.A., McGill University (Canada) 1981


Mark Antliff received his Ph.D. from Yale University and is author of Inventing Bergson: Cultural Politics and the Parisian Avant-Garde (1993) and Avant-Garde Fascism: The Mobilization of Myth, Art and Culture in France, 1909-1939 (2007) as well as co-author of Fascist Visions: Art and Ideology in France and Italy (with Matthew Affron, 1997), Cubism and Culture (with Patricia Leighten, 2001), and A Cubism Reader: Documents and Criticism 1906-1914 (with Patricia Leighten, 2008). His research and teaching interests focus on art in Europe before 1945, with special attention to cultural politics in all its permutations, as well as the interrelation of art and philosophy.


19th-20th Century European Art, Theory & Criticism


Sculpture Against the State
My new book project, Sculpture Against the State: Anarchism and the Cosmopolitan Avant-Garde, examines how various forms of anarchism and related notions of aestheticized... read more »
Vorticism: New Perspectives
The London-based avant-garde movement Vorticism, like its continental counterparts Cubism and Futurism and its English rival Bloomsbury was created by artists, poets, writers... read more »

Antliff, M. “Modernism.” Historical Encyclopedia of World Fascism, Edited by Cyprian Blamires, ABC-Clio Press, 2006.

Antliff, M. “Bergson.” Encyclopedia of Europe, 1789-1914, edited by John Merriman and Jay Winter, Macmillan Press, 2006.

Antliff, M. “Cubism.” Encyclopedia of Europe, 1789-1914, edited by John Merriman and Jay Winter, Macmillan Press, 2006.

Antliff, M. “Georges Sorel and the Anti-Enlightenment: Art, Politics, Ideology.” Nationalism and French Visual Culture, 1870-1914: A Symposium, edited by June Hargrove and Neil McWilliam, Yale University Press, 2005, pp. 307–32.

Antliff, M., and Patricia Leighten. “Primitive.” Critical Terms for Art History, edited by Robert S. Nelson and Richard Shiff, University of Chicago Press, 2003.

Antliff, M. “Creative Time: Bergson and European Modernism.” Tempus Fugit, edited by Jan Schall, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, 2000, pp. 35–65.

Antliff, M. “Modernism and Facism: French Fascist Aesthetics Between the Wars.” Re-Thinking Images Between the Wars: New Perspectives in Art History, edited by Oystein Hjort, Museum Tusculantum Press (Copenhagen), 2000, pp. 13–45.

Antliff, M. “The Rhythms of Duration: Bergson and the Art of Matisse.” The New Bergson, edited by John Mullarkey, Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1999, pp. 184–208.

Antliff, M. “Bergson and Poltics and Aesthetics: Aestheticized Politics.” The Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, edited by Michael Kelly, Oxford University Press, 1998.

Antliff, M., and Matthew Affron. “Art and Fascist Ideology in France and Italy: An Introduction.” Fascist Visions: Art and Ideology in France and Italy, edited by Mark Atliff and Matthew Affron, Princeton University Press, 1997.


Antliff, M. Labor, Leisure, and Dissident Socialism: Robert L. Herbert’s Social History of Art. Edited by Philippe Bordes, Les Presses du Réel, 2011.

Antliff, M. “Henri Gaudier-Brzeska's guerre sociale: Art, Anarchism and Anti-Militarism in Paris and London, 1910-1915.” Modernism  Modernity, vol. 17, no. 1, Jan. 2010, pp. 135–69.

Antliff, M. “Sculpture against the State.” Memoria E Ricerca, vol. 33, 2010, pp. 49–62.

Mark Antliff, M. “Alvin Langdon Coburn Among the Vorticists: Studio Photographs and Lost Works by Jacob Epstein, Wyndham Lewis and Edward Wadsworth.” Burlington Magazine, vol. CLII, no. 1290, 2010, pp. 580–89.

Antliff, M. “Classical violence: Thierry Maulnier, French Fascist Aesthetics and the 1937 Paris World's Fair.” Modernism  Modernity, vol. 15, no. 1, Jan. 2008, pp. 45–62. Scopus, doi:10.1353/mod.2008.0001. Full Text

Antliff, M., and A. Antliff. “Correspondence: Kenneth Roxroth to Hebert Read and George Woodcock.” Chicago Review: Special Issue on Kenneth Rexroth, Oct. 2006.

Antliff, M. “Fascism, modernism, and modernity.” Art Bulletin, vol. 84, no. 1, Jan. 2002, pp. 148–69. Scopus, doi:10.2307/3177257. Full Text


Fall 2019

Hst of Impressionism (ARTHIST 298.01)
Smith Wrhs A266, TuTh 10:05 AM-11:20 AM
Special Topics (ARTHIST 590S.01)
Smith Wrhs A101, Th 01:25 PM-03:55 PM

Spring 2019

European Art 1900-1945 (ARTHIST 280.01)
Smith Wrhs A290, TuTh 03:05 PM-04:20 PM

Spring 2018

Hst of Impressionism (ARTHIST 298.01)
Smith Wrhs A266, TuTh 03:05 PM-04:20 PM
Arthist Methodology and Theory (ARTHIST 395S.01)
Smith Wrhs A285, W 11:45 AM-02:15 PM

Fall 2017

Methodology of Art Hst (ARTHIST 543S.01)
Smith Wrhs A290, Tu 01:25 PM-03:55 PM

Fall 2015

Hst of Impressionism (ARTHIST 298.01)
East Duke 108, MW 03:05 PM-04:20 PM
Grant Writing and Prospectus (ARTHIST 723S.01)
Smith Wrhs 271, W 10:05 AM-12:35 PM

Spring 2015

Intro to History of Art (ARTHIST 102D.001)
East Duke 108, WF 10:05 AM-10:55 AM

Fall 2014

European Art 1900-1945 (ARTHIST 280.01)
East Duke 108, MW 03:05 PM-04:20 PM
Special Topics (ARTHIST 590S.01)
East Duke 204A, W 10:05 AM-12:35 PM

Spring 2014

Hst of Impressionism (ARTHIST 298.01)
East Duke 108, TuTh 10:05 AM-11:20 AM