Dr Edward Payne, BA (University of London Institute in Paris), MA, PhD (Courtauld Institute of Art)
A graduate of the University of London Institute in Paris (2004), Ed studied French before specialising in seventeenth-century Spanish and Neapolitan art during his MA at the Courtauld Institute of Art (2005). In 2012, he earned a PhD in art history from the Courtauld, where he wrote a thesis entitled Violence and Corporeality in the Art of Jusepe de Ribera. This research underpinned the exhibition Ribera: Art of Violence (2018–19), which he co-curated with Xavier Bray at Dulwich Picture Gallery, as well as the accompanying catalogue.
Previously an Honorary Fellow at Durham University, Ed joined the Zurbarán Centre in October 2018 after serving as the Head Curator of Spanish Art at The Auckland Project (2016–18). Ed held the inaugural Meadows/ Mellon/ Prado Curatorial Fellowship at the Meadows Museum (2014–16), and the Moore Curatorial Fellowship in Drawings and Prints at the Morgan Library & Museum (2012–14). At the Morgan, he organised Visions and Nightmares: Four Centuries of Spanish Drawings (2014), and he was a contributor to the Courtauld Gallery’s exhibition catalogue Goya: The Witches and Old Women Album (2015), edited by Juliet Wilson-Bareau and Stephanie Buck. Together with Gabriele Finaldi and Elena Cenalmor, he co-authored the catalogue raisonné of Ribera’s drawings (2016), and he curated the accompanying exhibition at the Meadows Museum: Between Heaven and Hell: The Drawings of Jusepe de Ribera (2017).
Indicators of Esteem
- 2012: Association of Art Historians Fellowship:
- 2012: Sir Denis Mahon Essay Prize:
- 2011: Association of Art Historians Fellowship:
- 2010: Association of Art Historians Fellowship:
- 2009: Association of Art Historians Fellowship:
- 2009: Rome Award, The British School at Rome:
- Payne, Edward & Bray, Xavier (2018). Ribera: Art of Violence. D Giles Ltd.
- Finaldi, Gabriele, Cenalmor, Elena & Payne, Edward (2016). Jusepe de Ribera, The Drawings. Catalogue raisonne. Museo Nacional del Prado, Fundación Focus, Meadows Museum, Southern Methodist University.
Chapter in book
- Payne, Edward (2014). Bodies Suspended in Space and Time: Execution, Suffering and Spectatorship in Ribera’s Martyrdom Scenes. In Autopsia: Blut- und Augenzeugen. Extreme Bilder des christlichen Martyriums. Behrmann, Carolin & Priedl, Elisabeth Munich: Wilhelm Fink Verlag. 213-229.
- Payne, Edward (2014). Ribera’s Grotesque Heads: Between Anatomical Study and Cultural Curiosity. In Ugliness: The Non-Beautiful in Art and Theory. Pop, Andrei & Widrich, Mechtild I.B. Tauris. 85-103.
- Galassi, Susan Grace, Payne, Edward & Roglan, Mark A. (2017). Zurbaran: Jacob and His Twelve Sons, Paintings from Auckland Castle. CEEH, CSA, the Meadows Museum, The Frick Collection and the Auckland Castle Trust.
- Payne, Edward (2017). Naples in flesh and bones: Ribera’s Drunken Silenus and Saint Jerome. Open Arts Journal (6): 99-113.
- Payne, Edward (2015). Skinning the Surface: Ribera’s Executions of Bartholomew, Silenus and Marsyas. Bild-Riss: Textile Öffnungen im äesthetischen Diskurs 7: 85-100.
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- Language, Literature & the Arts: Early Modern Spanish and Neapolitan Art and Culture