Melanie Veasey is an art historian, studying twentieth-century art and visual culture in Britain. She is particularly interested in figurative sculpture and the diversification of public patronage of the arts.
Melanie holds a PhD in Art History, the title of her thesis was ‘Reforming Academicians’, Sculptors of the Royal Academy of Arts, c.1948-1959. (2018, University of Loughborough).
The research for her two Master’s degrees analysed ‘Humanising the Landscape: The outdoor placement of landscape sculpture and its aesthetic impact upon the viewer’ (Distinction. 2014, University of Buckingham), which referenced key works by Henry Moore (1898-1986), Elisabeth Frink (1930-1993) and Antony Gormley (1950-) and ‘European Management and Employment Law’ (1995, University of Leicester); the later was the foundation for a successful international business career.
Melanie has contributed to Chronicle250.com celebrating the Royal Academy of Arts; presented research seminars for the Henry Moore Institute and the Paul Mellon Centre; worked as a archive volunteer for the Henry Moore Foundation and organised educational lectures. She is also a member of the Association for Art History and the Public Monuments and Sculpture Association.
Author © Dr Melanie Veasey 2015 – 2018