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Dr. Chris Coltrin

Assistant Professor of Art
Department of Contemporary Art & Theater

Dr. Chris Coltrin was born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah and currently resides with his family in Shepherdstown. He came to Shepherd after receiving his PhD from the University of Michigan where he studied under Dr. Susan Siegfried and specialized in nineteenth-century European art history. His research centers on analyzing apocalyptic-themed religious paintings produced in Britain during the first half of the nineteenth century. Generally speaking, his work assesses the political implications of religious themed works of. Dr. Coltrin has spent time as a Visiting Scholar at the Yale Center for British Art and a fellow at the University of Michigan Institute for the Humanities. His work has been published in the journal Nineteenth Century Art Worldwide and he is currently working on a book analyzing the works of the British painter John Martin.