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About the Author

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Katy Blatt

Katy Blatt is an Art Historian and teacher. She trained at Cambridge University and then the Courtauld Institute of Art. She has worked at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, at Tate Britain and the Soane Museum, London, and at the Charles Rennie Mackintosh School of Art in Glasgow. She is currently Head of History of Art at  Queen's College, London.

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Other Publications

2018: K. Blatt, Review of Waltar Isaacon's Leonardo da Vinci: The Biography, in N. Charney ed. The Journal of Art Crime, Issue 19, Spring 2018.

2017: K. Blatt, Leonardo da Vinci and the Virgin of the Rocks: One Painter, Two Virgins, Twenty-Five Years, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2017.

2017: K. Blatt, Reconstructing John Piper: Romantic, Ecologist, Land Artist: an essay as part of Orde Levinson’s anthology of Piper’s writings, "Hitting the Nail on the Head", Song Publishing, 2017.


2016: K. Blatt, The Rebirth of Art History in Schools? Article published in VERSOPOLIS, European Review of Poetry, Books and Culture, 24 Oct. 2016.


2014: The Virgin of the Rocks at the National Gallery; an holistic analysis of a single work for the International Baccalaureate School-Based Syllabus. Delivered in the National Gallery, London, as part of an International Conference for IB Teachers of History of Art, Oxford University, April 2014.


2013: In Support of Art History: the neurological and long term economic benefits of teaching and learning Art History in schools. Delivered at the Annual Association of Art Historians Conference, 2013, Reading University.


2012: Blatt, K., Getting into Oxford & Cambridge, 2011 and 2012 entry (12th and 13th ed.) Trotman Publishing: 2011 and 2012.



2008: Blatt, K. (ed.), On Time: The East Wing Collection VIII, Courtauld Institute, 2008.

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Public Engagements

Katy Blatt has given public lectures on art works in the National Gallery - she delivered a lecture series on the Virgin of the Rocks at the National Gallery in November 2019. She has also given talks at the Courtauld Gallery, London, at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, and at schools and festivals across the UK. Her talks have been addressed to a range of audiences, from academic groups to commercial organisations and young people. She speaks on a range of subject matter, from lateral thinking and visualisation skills to historical, philosophical and art historical topics. A musician and performer, she enjoys cross-disciplinary collaboration with others.


Watch Katy's Leonardo lecture here...

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