Fine Art and Illustration

Prof. Pauline Rose

Professor in Art History – Fine Art

Professor of Art History. PhD 'Henry Moore in the United States: Art, Business and Civic Culture'; MA 'Art and Ideology in Europe 1917-68'; BA (Hons) History of Art. All University of Southampton. Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. SEDA PDF Award, Supervising Postgraduate Research.


Professor Pauline Rose is an art historian who has been employed at the Arts University Bournemouth since 1995, latterly on the BA Fine Art degree. Since late 2015 she has held a research-only post, her prime project being the completion of a commissioned monograph for Liverpool University Press entitled ‘Working Against the Grain: British Women Sculptors c1885 – 1950.’

She gained her PhD from the University of Southampton in 2007. A regular speaker at national and international conferences she has published widely on British sculpture and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. 

Professional practice

Pauline has held consultancies as an External Examiner on undergraduate and postgraduate degrees at the University for the Creative Arts, the University of East London, and the University of Hertfordshire. At AUB she has taught across a range of degrees, most recently as a long-standing member of the BA (Hons) Fine Art course team. In the past she tutored a range of art history courses and summer schools for the Open University. She has been a regular member of AUB periodic review and validation events, including those for AUB’s partner institution Cleveland College of Art & Design.

Professional memberships

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Understanding British Portraits Network
  • Association for Art History
  • British Art Network. Including sub groups for Sculpture, and for Women Artists 1750-1950


  • 2013-2014 & 2010 - 2011Research Fellow Arts University Bournemouth, in both instances to work on single-author publications (2010-2011–2013-2014)


  • Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art Author's Publication Grant £1,613.00 for illustrations contained in 'Henry Moore in America: Art, Business and the Special Relationship' (2011)

Research Specialism

Professor Rose studied at the University of Southampton where she was awarded her PhD in 2007. Her thesis examined the monumental sculptures of Henry Moore in the United States, with particular emphasis on how the sculptor was framed and received in that country. A re-structured version of her work was published by academic publisher I. B. Tauris in late 2013 under the title Henry Moore in America: Art, Business and the Special Relationship, supported by an extensive illustrations grant from the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art. Currently she is working on a book about British women sculptors practising in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. She received substantial AUB Research Fellowships to work on both of her books. She contributed two essays to the major Tate Britain online publication ‘Henry Moore: Sculptural Process and Public Identity’ (October 2015). She has delivered many conference papers in Britain, Europe, America, India and Russia, and published in a range of academic journals and edited volumes, as well as with the Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles. Her research interests are in late nineteenth century and twentieth century British art, with a particular emphasis on sculpture. She is interested in how artists are critiqued and positioned both within art historical and popular publications; the role played by training, patrons and exhibitions; the use of photography and film to ‘display’ artists and their work to various audiences, and how this can be aligned to the cultural, social and political norms of the period under consideration.

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