Jaeun Cabelle Ahn

Jaeun Cabelle Ahn

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Cabelle Ahn is a PhD Candidate specializing in eighteenth-century French drawings and prints. She received a B.A. in Art History from Wellesley College (2012) and an MA from the Courtauld Institute of Art (2013), in the special option on eighteenth-century French and British drawings. She continued her graduate studies at the Bard Graduate Center (2015) where she focused on early modern European decorative arts and received her second M.A. in Design History, Decorative Arts, and Material Culture. Her dissertation at Harvard is supervised by Professor Ewa Lajer-Burcharth and is titled “Multiple Exposures: Drawing Exhibitions in Eighteenth-century France.” The project traces the history of public drawing displays from late seventeenth-century Florence to early nineteenth-century Paris, and how the increased circulation of drawings impacted the formation of the public, the activities of the art market, and advancements in natural philosophy within the shifting world of Enlightenment Europe. Artists spotlighted in her case studies include Charles Le Brun, Charles-Nicolas Cochin II, Charles de Wailly, and Gerard van Spaendonck.  

Her doctoral research has been generously funded by the Lee Whittinghill Samuelson Fellowship at Harvard University, the Samuel H. Kress Predoctoral Fellowship at the Drawing Institute at The Morgan Library & Museum, and the Chandler-Ott Fellowship at Wellesley College. 

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