Victoria Hepburn

Victoria Hepburn studies nineteenth-century British art. Her dissertation, “William Bell Scott’s Progresses,” investigates the Scottish painter, poet, illustrator, and educator William Bell Scott (1811-1890), with a particular focus on his engagement with ideas of progress. Victoria holds an M.A. in art history from Case Western Reserve University and presented her qualifying paper, “Frederick Sandys and the Autumn of Empire,” at the North American Victorian Studies Association conference in 2016. She contributed an essay on the Kelmscott Press to the publication William Morris: Designing and Earthly Paradise, which accompanied an exhibition of the same name at the Cleveland Museum of Art in 2017. She was co-curator of Unto this Last: Two-Hundred Years of John Ruskin, on view at the Yale Center for British Art in September 2019 and at the Watts Gallery (UK) in 2020. She co-authored the accompanying exhibition catalogue, published by the Yale Center for British Art in association with Yale University Press. Victoria’s research has been supported by the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art and Princeton University. She was the recipient in 2021 of the Amy P. Goldman Fellowship in Pre-Raphaelite Studies at the Delaware Art Museum.