Sarah C. Schaefer is a Core Lecturer in the Department of Art History and Archaeology at Columbia University. She received her PhD in 2014 and is currently revising her doctoral dissertation into a book manuscript, Gustave Doré and the Modern Biblical Imagination.

Popularity, Populism and the Poster

“My posters are not intended for close or detailed examination,” Jules Chéret once remarked. Ironically, Chéret is one of the few artists whose posters have since the 19th century been the subject of careful scrutiny; for the most part they have remained in the shadows of art historical scholarship, rarely treated in any depth. Read More