Dr Jonathan Black
School: School of Critical Studies and Creative Industries
Position: Senior Research Fellow in History of Art
Jonathan Black read History with History of Art at Cambridge University, then spent five years in the wine trade. 1997-2003: obtained MA and PhD in History of Art from University College, London. MA focused on the English Futurism of CRW Nevinson (1913-1916); PhD explored the image of the British soldier, or 'Tommy', in the First World War Art of C.R.W. Nevinson, Eric Kennington and Charles Saregant Jagger.c 1915-1925.
From 2004 to 2009 Dr. Black researched a book and exhibition on life and work of sculptor Dora Gordine (1895-1991) whose studio home of Dorich House, Kingston Vale, is now owned by Kingston University. He was co-curator for an exhibition on Gordine's bronze sculpture at the Adamson Eric Museum, Tallinn, Estonia, April-August 2012. This was the first exhibition to take place in Estonia on Gordine who was an Estonian citizen from 1921-1930.
In September 2010 Dr. Black was awarded a three-year AHRC Early Career Fellowship to research the life and work of Anglo-Welsh sculptor Ivor Roberts-Jones (1913-1996). The resulting monograph, Abstraction and Reality: The Sculpture of Ivor Roberts-Jones, was published in December 2013 to accompany the exhibition he co-curated with the Keeper of Fine Art at the National Museum of Wales, 'The Double Edge: The Portrait Sculpture of Ivor Roberts-Jones' (32 works), 7 December 2013-18 May 2014. Further research outcomes will include: a co-curated display at the Henry Moore Institute, Leeds, focussing on drawings by Roberts-Jones in the Institute's Archive (10 works), April-June 2014, and a co-curated display with the Deputy Curator of Palace of Westminster Art Collection, focussing on the statue of Clement Attlee by Roberts-Jones in the Members Lobby of the House of Commons to take place in Portcullis House, Westminster (8 works), September-December 2014. As part of the display he will be giving a lecture on 'Ivor Roberts-Jones and the Public Sculpture of Whitehall', at the invitation of the House of Commons Art Committee, on 11 November 2014.
The publication of Dr. Black's 2011 monograph, The Face of Courage: Eric Kennington, Portraiture and the Second World War, coincided with the opening of an exhibition with the same title at the Royal Air Force Museum Hendon exhibition, comprising 40 of Kennington's Second World War pastel drawings and lithographic prints (June 2011-May 2012).
Dr. Black has retained a keen interest in the social, political and military history of the First World War. In August 2013 he was appointed one of 20 'expert advisers' by the AHRC to the AHRC/BBC 'The First World War At Home' Project, running from September 2013-April 2014. With Professor Dan Todman of Queen Mary College, University of London, he has advised BBC London on the content of 110 stories it will be running on the First World War and sites/personalities in London throughout 2014.
He has been invited to give papers on the Image of Non-White Soldiers fighting on the British side in British Official First World War Art at the Conferences: 'The British Empire and the First World War', Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (February 2014) and 'Not All Quiet on the Ottoman Fronts: Neglected Perspectives on a Global War', Bilgi University, Istanbul (April 2014).
In continuation of his PhD Research into British Art and the First World War he recently completed the first book to focus on the prints of English Futurist C.R.W. Nevinson (1889-1946): A Splendid Sense of Design: The Complete Prints of C.R.W. Nevinson will be published in September 2014 by Lund Humphries, Aldershot. This will coincide with an exhibition C.R.W. Nevinson: A Printmaker in Peace and War he will guest curate at the Osborne Samuel Gallery, London (80 lithographs, drypoints and etchings), 28 September-31 October 2014. A version of this exhibition will transfer the following month to form part of the Print Dealers Association of America annual exhibition in New York.
Research interests include: Art and the French Revolution; late 19th century French public sculpture; Futurism; German Expressionism; British Art in the early Twentieth Century (especially Vorticism and Unit One); Public Sculpture in Western Europe c.1900-1950's; British Art and the two World Wars; Commercial Art, Graphic Art and Advertising in the 20th and 21st centuries.
Teaching areas & responsibilities
Themes in the History of Art (BA level module)
Materialising Histories I: Images, Objects and Environments (MA level Module)
History of the Art Market (MA Level Module, Arts Market Appraisal)
- 2012 - presentBritish Section, International Association of Art Critics
- 2012 - presentBritish Section, International Society for WWI Studies
- 2012 - presentAdvisor on Artistic Matters, T.E. Lawrence Studies Group
Educational and professional qualifications
- 2003PhD in History of Art University College, London
- 1997MA in History of Art University College, London
- 1992BA in History St John's College, Cambridge
Conferences & events
'Memory and the Ideal in the Image of the Dead on British First World War Memorial Sculpture', for Conference 'War and the Visual Arts', University College, Cork, September 2013.
'Overcoming the Tyranny of Blank Walls', Architectural Sculpture, Realism and National Identity between the Wars: The Case of Eric Kennington (1888-1960)', for Conference 'Stylistic Dead Ends? Fresh Perspectives on British Architecture between the World Wars', St. John's College, Oxford, June 2013.
'A Horrible Fascination: Propaganda, Reality and the Image of the Dead in British Official War Art, c.1917-1919', for 'Beyond Disciplinarity: Interventions in Cultural Studies and the Arts', 11th Annual Cultural Studies Association Conference, Columbia College, Chicago, May 2013.
Also Chaired Session: 'The Manipulated Dead: Culture and War', 2-3.30 pm, 25 May 2013.
'On the Trail of Dora Gordine' for 'Old House, New Visions' Museums Group, Dorich House Museum, London, May 2013.
'Keeping it Real but Not Socialist Realism? Kenneth Clark and the Euston Road Group' for 'Kenneth Clark and Art Writing', Tate Britain, London, May 2013.
'The Face of Death/Faces of the Dead: Imagery of those 'Killed in Action' in British Memorials of the First World War' for the British Art Network Seminar Series, Tate Britain, April 2013.
'Gentle Lessons for the Nation? Murals in Britain and the Two World Wars c.1910-1945' for Conference 'Murals in Britain, 1920-1970: Revisions, Revelations and Risks', organised by the Twentieth Century Society and the Fine Art Society, Morley College, London, March 2013.
'The Fall of Icarus: Martial Masculinity and the Image of the Fighter Pilot in Official British War Art of the Second World War' for Conference 'War and Memory in the Twentieth Century', Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, September 2012.
'A Whisper from the Ancients: Ancient and Modern in British Inter-War Public Memorial Sculpture' for 'Ancients and Moderns', 81st Conference of Anglo-American Historians, Senate House, University of London, July 2012.
'Dora Gordine, Estonia and London in the 1920's' for Conference 'Scandinavian Women Artists Between The Wars', KUMU, Tallinn, Estonia, June 2012.
'Dad's Army or New Model Army? Eric Kennington's 'Britain's Home Guard Project' (1943-43) and British Military Identity' for Conference 'Fighting for Britain: Negotiating Identities in Britain during the Second World War', The Centre for the Study of the Two World Wars, University of Edinburgh, June 2012.
'In the Shadow of Titans: Ivor Roberts-Jones, Franta Belsky, Oscar Nemon and the Legacy of the Second World War' for the Symposium 'New Perspectives on Post-War Art in Britain: Cross-Cultural Engagements', Austrian Cultural Forum, London, March 2012.
'Waking in Valhalla: Eric Kennington and the Image of British Servicemen, 1940-45' for Symposium 'British Art and Culture during the Second World War', Department of History of Art, University of St. Andrews, October 2011.
'Combating the Contagion: Winston Churchill and Russia in 1919' for Conference 'The Legacy of the First World War and the Treaty of Versailles', School of International Relations, St. Petersburg State University, Russia, October 2011.
'The Ordinary and the Extraordinary: Portraiture and British Official War Art during the Second World War' for Conference 'The Second World War: Popular Culture and Cultural Memory', University of Brighton, July 2011.
'Strident Supermen'? Portraiture, National Identity and the Image of the Hero in Official British War Art of the Second World War' for Conference 'Art and the World Wars', Vilnius University, Lithuania, May 2011.
'A New Form of Sculpture for England: British Monumental Sculpture Between the Wars and the Struggle for Realism' for Conference 'The New British Sculpture: Reviving the Persistence of an Idea, 1850 to the Present Day', Henry Moore Institute, Leeds, February 2011.
'Constructing a Chinese Puzzle Universe': Edward Wadsworth's Vorticist Vision of Industrial Yorkshire' for International Conference 'The Vorticists; Rebel Artists in London and New York, 1914-1918', The Nasher Museum of Art, Duke University, North Carolina, USA, October 2010.
'Clockwork Revolutionaries: Vorticism, Industry and British National Identity' for Panel 'When Low Became High: The British Avant-Garde of 1910-14' for Annual Conference of the European Network of Avant-Garde and Modernism Studies, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, September 2010.
'Broken Warriors, Tortured Souls': Constructions of Physical and Psychological Trauma in the First World War art of Eric Kennington; William Orpen and C.R.W. Nevinson, c.1916-1919', for 'Exploring The Edge of Trauma', 7th Cultural Intersections International Colloquium, Edward James Foundation, West Dean, Chichester, May 2010.
'The Hallucination of the Machine: Futurism and Combat in the Great War Imagery of C.R.W. Nevinson and Gino Severini c.1914-1916' for Panel 'Comparative Futurism' within the 41st Annual Convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association, McGill University, Montreal, Canada, April 2010.
Paper: 'Know The Face of Thine Enemy: The Portrayal of German Prisoners of War by Official British War Artists, 1917-1919' for Conference 'Creativity Behind Barbed Wire: Prisoners of War in the Twentieth Century', McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, Cambridge University, March 2010.
'For the People's Good': Hans Schleger, Poster Design and British National Identity from the Age of Anxiety to the Age of Austerity' for Conference 'Transnationalism and Visual Culture in Britain: Émigrés and Migrants, 1933-1956', Northumbria University, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, September 2009.
'A hysterical hulloo-balloo about motor cars? The Vorticist Critique of Futurism, 1914-19' for Conference 'Back to the Futurists: European Avant-Gardes 1909-2009', Queen Mary College, University of London, July 2009.
'Manifold Instruments of Carnage: Images of Weapons Technology and Imaginings of First World War Combat in the Royal Artillery Memorial (1921-1925) of Charles Sargeant Jagger (1885-1934)' for Conference 'Language and the Scientific Imagination', 11th International Conference of the International Society for the Study of European Ideas, University of Helsinki, Finland, July 2008.
'Men with libido on the wing': Portraiture, Constructions of the Masculine 'Other' and British Imperialism between the World Wars' for Conference 'What is Masculinity? How Useful is it as a Historical Category?' Birkbeck College, University of London, May 2008.
'Touching Civilisation in its Tender Mood': Cosmopolitanism, Nationalism and Art in the Henri Gaudier-Brzeska-Edward Wadsworth Correspondence of 1914-1915' at the Seventh Annual Conference of the Modernist Studies Association of America, Loyola University, Chicago, November 2005.
'An Unsettling Aura of Inscrutability': Imperialism, Racial Stereotyping and the Construction of the 'Exotic' by British Women Sculptors during the 1920's and '30's' at Annual Conference of Association of Art Historians, University of Bristol, April 2005.
'Steel-Plated Savages: Hyper-Masculinity and Hysteria in the British Art of the First World War' for Symposium 'The Great War Reconsidered', Institute of Advanced Historical Studies, University of Bristol, April 2004.
Public Talks and Lectures
'Wadsworth and the Romance of the North', Third Annual Sir Michael Sadler Lecture, Cooper Art Gallery, Barnsley, November 2013.
'Bolshevism on the Brain?' Winston Churchill and the Russian Civil War, 1918-21', for the Cambridge University Russian Society, St. John's College, Cambridge, September 2013.
'Discordant Notes: Yehudi Menuhin, Portraiture and Ivor Roberts-Jones, 1966-67', Society of Portrait Sculptors, Cork Street, London, May 2013.
'A Fractured Friendship: Winston Churchill and Czechoslovakia, 1918-1948', for the British Czech and Slovak Association, Embassy of the Czech Republic, London, April 2013.
'The Warrior's Mask': The Image of the Hero in British War Art of the Second World War, Imperial War Museum, London, November 2012.
'An Incomparable War Leader in an Age Without Heroes: Ivor Roberts-Jones and the Image of Winston Churchill', Institute for Art History, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, October 2012.
'A Weird and Eerie Beauty: Avant-Garde Artists and the First World War', Cheltenham Town Hall, Cheltenham Music Festival, July 2012.
'Jacob Epstein's Portrait of Joseph Conrad', Society of Portrait Sculptors, London, May 2012.
'Drawing Wizards: Eric Kennington and the Royal Air Force, 1940-1942', Royal Air Force Museum, Hendon, April 2012.
'A Passion for Seeing': Rediscovering the Portraiture of Eric Kennington (1888-1960)' for the National Portrait Gallery, London, February 2012.
'Dora Gordine's Artistic Heroes and Villains', Worthing Museum and Art Gallery, January 2012.
'Portraits Like Bombs': Eric Kennington and the Second World War', National Army Museum, London, January 2012.
'My Beloved Adopted Land: Edward McKnight Kauffer and England', Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art, London, December 2011.
'Reasons to be Cheerful': Public Morale and London Underground Posters of the Second World War', London Transport Museum, Covent Garden, March 2011.
'Marinetti's Solitary English Disciple: C.R.W. Nevinson. Futurism and the First World War', for Symposium 'Modernism and the Politics of Dissent', Invited Lecture, Faculty of Art History and Visual Studies, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, USA, March 2009.
Contribution regarding Dora Gordine for BBC Radio 4 programme Woman's Hour, broadcast 10 February 2009.
'Looking Heroism in the Face: The Image of the British Soldier, or 'Tommy', in British Art of the First World War', National Army Museum, London, February 2009.
Contribution to BBC Radio 3 programme Rebellion and Fear: Artists and the Great War, broadcast 9 November 2008.
'Primitivism, European Sculpture and the Commemoration of the First World War' for 'Traces of Conflict' seminar series, History of Art Department, Bristol University November 2008.
'Exuberant Realism: The Sculpture of Dora Gordine in 1920's Tallinn, Paris and London', KUMU (Estonian National Museum of Art), Tallinn, Estonia, February 2008.
'The Vortex of Fear: Gaudier-Bzeska, Vorticism, Primitivism and the Tyranny of the Machine', Kettle's Yard Gallery, University of Cambridge, February 2007.
'The Only Permanent Thing In Life Is Change: Edward Wadsworth and Abstract Art in Britain during the 1930's'. Pallant House Gallery, Chichester, October 2006.
'Visual Excitement and Delight: Edward Wadsworth and the Challenge of Modernism', Osborne Samuel Gallery, London, October 2006.
Guest Curator for The Graphic Art of Eric Kennington, The Strang Print Room, University College London, October-December 2001 (40 works).
Guest Curator for exhibition Blasting the Future! Vorticism in Britain 1910-20 held at the Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art, London, February-April 2004 (50 works) and at the Whitworth Gallery, University of Manchester (110 works), May-July 2004.
Guest Curator for The Rhythm of Things: Edward Wadsworth, Paintings and Drawings, Osborne Samuel Gallery, London, September-October 2006 (50 works).
Co-Curator (with Brenda Martin) of Dora Gordine: Sculptor, Artist, Designer Retrospective Exhibition at Dorich House Museum, Kingston University and Kingston-upon-Thames Municipal Museum, February-May 2009 (88 sculptures in bronze and plaster and charcoal drawings).
Guest Curator for The Face of Courage: Eric Kennington, Portraiture and the Second World War, Royal Air Force Museum, Hendon, London June 2011-May 2012 ((52 pastel drawings, lithographs and posters).
Guest Co-Curator (with Brenda Martin) of Dora Gordine, Adamson Eric Museum, Tallinn, Estonia, April-August 2012 (16 bronze sculptures).
Occasional Consultant for Sotheby's and Christies Auction Houses, London, Osborne Samuel, London and the Fine Art Society, London.
Grants, funding and awards
- 2011Appointed a non-stipendiary Honorary Research Fellow at the Henry Moore Institute for the Study of Sculpture
- 2010Elected a member of the International Association of Art Critics (AICA)
- 2010Awarded £167,587 by the Arts and Humanities Research Council to work on a study of sculptor Ivor Roberts-Jones (1913-1996).
- 2010Awarded £6000 by the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art to enable the publication of The Face of Courage: Eric Kennington, Portraiture and
- 2009Elected Fellow of the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce, London.
- 2008Awarded £5000 by the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art to facilitate publication of Subtlety and Strength: The Drawings of Dora Gordine.
- 20042 year AHRC Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship to research the sculpture and career of Dora Gordine.
Research groups & programmes
Black, Jonathan (2012) For the people's good: Hans Schleger (1898-1976), poster design and British national identity, 1935-1960. Visual Culture in Britain, 13(2), pp. 169-190. ISSN (print) 1471-4787
Black, Jonathan (2012) The New (British) Sculpture and the struggle for realism between the wars. Sculpture Journal, 21(2), pp. 23-36. ISSN (print) 1366-2724
Black, Jonathan (2004) 'The legions who have sufferered': the war memorials of Eric Kennington c.1921-1954. Sculpture Journal, 11, pp. 81-99. ISSN (print) 1366-2724
Black, Jonathan (2017) Winston Churchill in British art, 1900 to the Present Day : the Titan with many faces. London, U.K. : Bloomsbury Academic. 320p. ISBN 9781472592392 (In Press)
Clarke, Jay A. and Black, Jonathan (2015) Machine age modernism: prints from the Daniel Cowin collection. Williamstown, U.S. : Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute. 111p. ISBN 9780300211665
Black, Jonathan (2013) Abstraction and reality: the sculpture of Ivor Roberts-Jones. Philip Wilson Publishers. 336p. ISBN 9781781300107
Black, Jonathan , Falkner, David , Fisher, Fiona , Lloyd, Fran , Preston, Rebecca and Sparke, Penny, eds. (2013) Picker House and collection: a late 1960s home for art and design. London, U.K. : Philip Wilson. 211p. ISBN 9781781300053
Black, Jonathan (2011) The face of courage: Eric Kennington, portraiture and the Second World War. London, U.K. : Philip Wilson Publishers Ltd. 168p. ISBN 9780856677052
Lloyd, Fran and Black, Jonathan (2009) Subtlety and strength: the drawings of Dora Gordine. London, U.K. : Philip Wilson Publishers. 93p. ISBN 9780856676758
Black, Jonathan and Martin, Brenda, eds. (2008) Dora Gordine: sculptor, artist, designer. London, UK : Philip Wilson. 272p. ISBN 9780856676444
Black, Jonathan (2005) Edward Wadsworth: form, feeling and calculation: the complete paintings and drawings. London, UK : Philip Wilson. 208p. ISBN 0856676039
Black, Jonathan, Adams, Christopher, Walsh, Michael J. K. and Wood, Jonathan (2004) Blasting the future!: Vorticism in Britain 1910-1920. London, UK : Philip Wilson Publishers. 110p. ISBN 0856675725
Black, Jonathan (2017) At the sublime edge of death. Sydney Carline (1888-1929) : fighter pilot and official war artist in Italy, 1918. In: Cremoncini, Roberta, (ed.) War in the sunshine : the British in Italy 1917-1918. London, U.K. : Estorick Foundation. pp. 18-31. ISBN 9780956786869
Black, Jonathan (2017) 'Our warrior brown brethren' : identity and difference in images of non-white soldiers serving with the British Army in British art of the First World War. In: Walsh, Michael J.K. and Varnava, Andrekos, (eds.) The Great War and the British Empire : culture and society. Abingdon, U.K. : Routledge. pp. 129-150. ISBN 9781472462275
Black, Jonathan (2017) The daredevil and the innocent. Ernest Brooks and William Joseph Brunell in Italy 1917-1918. In: Cremoncini, Roberta, (ed.) War in the sunshine : the British in Italy 1917-1918. London. U.K. : Estorick Foundation. pp. 32-36. ISBN 9780956786869
Black, Jonathan (2016) Eric Kennington and William Rothenstein and the Landscape of the Western Front, 1917-1919. In: McDougall, Sarah, (ed.) William Rothenstein and his circle. London : Ben Uri Gallery and Museum. ISBN 9780900157578
Black, Jonathan (2015) Reading behind the lines : war artists, war poets, reading and letter writing, 1917-1919. In: Towheed, Shafquat and King, Edmund G. C., (eds.) Reading and the First World War : readers, texts, archives. Basingstoke, U.K. : Palgrave Macmillan. pp. 171-189. (New Directions in Book History) ISBN 9781137302700
Black, Jonathan (2015) 'The human element' : The contribution of C.R.W. Nevinson and Eric Kennington to the Britain's Efforts and Ideals lithographic project of 1917. In: Dethloff, Diana , Murdoch, Tessa , Sloan, Kim and Elam, Caroline, (eds.) Burning bright : essays in honour of David Bindman. London, U.K. : UCL Press. pp. 234-242. ISBN 9781910634189
Black, Jonathan (2014) "Broken warriors, tortured souls": constructions of physical and psychological trauma in British art of the First World War, c. 1916-1919. In: Benyei, Tamas and Stara, Alexandra, (eds.) The edges of trauma: explorations in visual art and literature. Newcastle upon Tyne, U.K. : Cambridge Scholars Publishing. pp. 18-35. ISBN 9781443853422
Black, Jonathan (2013) 'An entrepreneurial wizard': a biographical sketch of Stanley Picker. In: Black, Jonathan , Falkner, David , Fisher, Fiona , Lloyd, Fran , Preston, Rebecca and Sparke, Penny, (eds.) The Picker House and collection: a late 1960's home for art and design. London, U.K. : Philip Wilson. pp. 1-12. ISBN 9781781300053
Black, Jonathan, Fisher, Fiona and Sparke, Penny (2012) Leisure interiors in the work of the Camden Town Group. In: Bonett, Helena , Holt, Ysanne and Munday, Jennifer, (eds.) The Camden Town Group in context. London, U.K. : Tate.
Black, Jonathan (2011) The illusion of permanence: archaeology, imperialism and British public sculpture between the World Wars. In: Bonaventura, Paul and Jones, Andrew, (eds.) Sculpture and archeology. Farnham, U.K. : Ashgate Publishing Limited. pp. 61-81. ISBN 9780754658313
Black, Jonathan (2010) "Konig Midas war nichts dagegen" T.E. Lawrence und Eric Kennington. In: Fansa, Mamoun and Hoffmann, Detleff, (eds.) Lawrence von Arabien: Genese eines Mythos. Mainz, Germany : Philipp von Zabern. pp. 199-218. ISBN 9783805342438
Black, Jonathan (2010) 'Touching civilisation in it's tender mood': nationalism and art in the friendship between Henri Gaudier-Brzeska and Edward Wadsworth, 1914-1915. In: Walsh, Michael J.K., (ed.) London, modernism, and 1914. Cambridge, U.K. : Cambridge University Press. pp. 165-195. ISBN 9780521195805
Black, Jonathan (2009) Fathoming the British temperament: Hans Schleger and the art of poster design c.1935-45. In: MacDougall, Sarah and Dickson, Rachel, (eds.) Forced journeys: artists in exile in Britain c.1933-45. London, U.K. : Ben Uri Gallery, The London Jewish Museum of Art. pp. 74-79. ISBN 9780900157134
Black, Jonathan (2009) 'The past is immaterial': the enigma of Dora Gordine (1895-1991). In: Jensen, Meg and Jordan, Jane, (eds.) Life writing: the spirit of the age and the state of the art. Newcastle upon Tyne, U.K. : Cambridge Scholars Publishing. pp. 152-165. ISBN 9781443805261
Black, Jonathan (2008) Orientalism and 'exotic' sculpture in an imperial age. In: Black, Jonathan and Martin, Brenda, (eds.) Dora Gordine; sculptor, artist, designer. London, UK : Philip Wilson. pp. 93-143. ISBN 9780856676444
Black, Jonathan (2008) 'Pictures with a sting': the London Underground and the interwar Modernist poster. In: Bownes, David and Green, Oliver, (eds.) London transport posters: a century of art and design. Aldershot : Lund Humphries. pp. 147-165. ISBN 9780853319849
Black, Jonathan (2008) Portraiture, patronage and networking. In: Black, Jonathan and Martin, Brenda, (eds.) Dora Gordine; sculptor, artist, designer. London, UK : Philip Wilson. pp. 19-71. ISBN 9780856676444
Black, Jonathan (2008) 'An unsettling aura of inscrutability': imperialism, racial stereotyping and the construction of the 'exotic' by British women sculptors during the 1920s and 1930s. In: Brown, Karen E, (ed.) Women's contributions to visual culture, 1918-1939. Aldershot, U.K. : Ashgate. pp. 57-77. ISBN 9780754664000
Black, Jonathan (2007) Beauty, rhythm, strength: C. R. W. Nevinson as a printmaker, ca. 1916-32. In: Walsh, Michael J. K., (ed.) A dilemma of English modernism: visual and verbal politics in the life and work of C.R.W. Nevinson (1889-1946). Newark, Del., USA : Univeristy of Delaware Press. pp. 115-133. ISBN 0874139422
Black, Jonathan (2006) A genius for the exotic: Dora Gordine, imperialism and the racial type in portraiture. In: MacDougall, Sarah and Dickson, Rachel, (eds.) Embracing the exotic: Jacob Epstein & Dora Gordine. London, UK : Papadakis Publisher. pp. 32-41. ISBN 1901092631
Black, J.A. (2004) Ordeal and re-affirmation: masculinity and the construction of Scottish and English national identity in Great War memorial sculpture 1919-30. In: Kidd, William and Murdoch, Brian, (eds.) Memory and memorials: the commerative century. Aldershot, UK : Ashgate Publishing Ltd. pp. 75-91. (Modern economic and social history series) ISBN 0754607356
Black, J.A. (2004) 'Who dies if England live?' Masculinity, the problematics of 'Englishness' and the image of the ordinary soldier in British war art, c. 1915-28. In: Caunce, Steven , Mazierska, Ewa , Sydney-Smith, Susan and Walton, John K., (eds.) Relocating Britishness. Manchester, UK : Manchester University Press. pp. 148-166. (Studies in Popular Culture) ISBN 0719070260
Black, Jonathan (2003) Charles Sergeant Jagger 1885-1934. In: Curtis, Penelope, (ed.) Sculpture in 20th-century Britain. Volume 2 - a guide to sculptors in the Leeds collections. Leeds, UK : Henry Moore Institute. pp. 177-178. ISBN 1900081040
Conference or Workshop Item
Black, Jonathan [Speaker] (2016) "Havoc from the Heavens" : the contribution of British air power to the destruction of Austro-Hungarian and Ottoman Turkish Forces in 1918 through the eyes of British war artist Lieutenant Sydney Carline RAF. In: The First World War in the Air Lunchtime Lecture Series; 12 Aug 2016, London, U.K.. (Unpublished)
Black, Jonathan (2016) 'Who are these Arabs?' : constructing an idea of the "true Arab" in Eric Kennington's portrait series for Lawrence's Seven Pillars of Wisdom. In: Borders and Beyond in the Middle East Since 1914 : Legacies, Changes, Continuities; 17 - 18 Jun 2016, York, U.K.. (Unpublished)
Black, Jonathan (2016) Embracing Britannia : the concept of Britishness in the public sculpture and career of Dora Gordine (1895?-1991). In: Public Monuments and Sculpture Association Annual Conference : 'Emigres Sculptors in Britain c. 1500-2016'; 26 - 27 May 2016, London, U.K.. (Unpublished)
Black, Jonathan (2016) "On the edge of two worlds" : conquerors or victims? Eric Kennington (1888-1960), national identity and the depiction of the 16th Battalion, Canadian-Scottish (Highlanders of Canada), 1919-1920. In: Crossing Borders, Crossing Boundries : 83rd Annual Meeting of the Society for Military History; 15 - 17 Apr 2016, Ottawa, Canada. (Unpublished)
Black, Jonathan (2014) Uncertain allies, formidable enemies: the image of Arabs and Turks in British war art, 1917-21. In: Not all quiet on the Ottoman fronts: neglected perspectives on a global war, 1914-1918; 08-12 Apr 2014, Istanbul, Turkey. (Unpublished)
Black, Jonathan (2014) “Our Warrior Brown Brethren”: identity and difference in images of non-white soldiers serving with the British Army in the First World War British Art c.1917-1921. In: The British Empire and the First World War; 19-22 Feb 2014, Singapore. (Unpublished)
Black, Jonathan (2012) In the Titan's shadow: the Second World War and Ivor Roberts-Jones, Oscar Nemon and Franta Belsky. In: New Perspectives on Post-War Art in Britain: Cross-Cultural Engagements; 16 Mar 2012, London, U.K.. (Unpublished)
Black, Jonathan (2010) 'Broken warriors, tortured souls': constructions of physical and psychological trauma in British art of the First World War, c.1916-1919. In: Exploring the Edge of Trauma; 13 - 16 May 2010, Chichester, U.K.. (Unpublished)
Black, Jonathan (2007) "The past is immaterial": the enigma of Dora Gordine (1895-1991). In: The spirit of the age: debating the past, present and future of life writing; 04-06 Jul 2007, Kingston Upon Thames, U.K.. (Unpublished)
Black, Jonathan [Curator of an exhibition] (2014) Ivor Roberts-Jones (1913-1996) and his Public Sculpture in and around the Palace of Westminster. .
Front cover Abstraction and reality: the sculpture of Ivor Roberts-Jones (Philip Wilson Publishers Ltd., 2013)
Front cover The face of courage: Eric Kennington, portraiture and the Second World War (Philip Wilson Publishers Ltd., 2011)
Front cover London, modernism, and 1914 (Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2010)