Andrew Eschelbacher is an Assistant Curator of European Art at the Portland Museum of Art. A specialist of nineteenth-century European art, he is currently working to transform his dissertation “Labor in the Cauldron of Progress: Jules Dalou, the Inconstant Worker, and the Parisian Memorial Environment,” into a book-length manuscript.
During the 2013-14 academic year, while serving as Assistant Professor of Art History at the Virginia Military Institute in Lexington, Virginia, Andrew presented papers at the annual conferences of the Southeastern College Art Conference (SECAC) as well as the College Arts Association (CAA). His essay on the tomb of Auguste Blanqui at Père Lachaise cemetery is forthcoming as part of an edited volume on time, space, and structure.
While at the University of Maryland, Andrew’s research was supported by a series of fellowships and grants, including the George Levitine and Jenny Rhee fellowships, as well as an American Council of Learned Societies/Mellon Foundation Dissertation Completion Fellowship.