Professor Emerita, Art History
Pyne studies and teaches the art of 19th and early 20th-century America, England, and Europe. She is especially interested in linkages between science, mysticism, and art, which she addressed in her first book, Art and the Higher Life: Painting and Evolutionary Thought in Late Nineteenth-Century America (University of Texas Press, 1996). Pyne's research on women artists in early 20th-century American modernism culminated in her book, Modernism and the Feminine Voice: O'Keeffe and the Women of the Stieglitz Circle (University of California Press, 2007). In June 2020 Yale University Press published Prof. Pyne's latest book, Anne Brigman: The Photographer of Enchantment--the first major monograph on the life and groundbreaking art of this important early 20th-century photographer, which offers a meditation on the deep connections between landscape, place myth, memory, and art.
Ph.D., University of Michigan
Modernism and the Feminine Voice: O'Keeffe and the Women of the Stieglitz Circle by Kathleen Pyne
Art and the Higher Life: Painting and Evolutionary Thought in Late Nineteenth-Century America by Kathleen Pyne
The Third Mind: American Artists Contemplate Asia, 1860-1989. New York: Guggenheim Museum, 2009. By Alexandra Munroe, Vivien Greene, Kathleen Pyne, and seven others
Anne Brigman: The Photographer of Enchantment by Kathleen Pyne