Michael Lobel is Professor of Art History at Hunter College and the Graduate Center, CUNY. He holds a BA in Studio Art from Wesleyan University and an MA and PhD in History of Art from Yale University. He is the author of three books, including Image Duplicator: Roy Lichtenstein and the Emergence of Pop Art (Yale University Press, 2002) and James Rosenquist: Pop Art, Politics and History in the 1960s (University of California Press, 2009). His third book, John Sloan: Drawing on Illustration, was awarded the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Charles C. Eldredge Prize for Distinguished Scholarship in American Art.
Professor Lobel’s research has been supported by grants and fellowships from the Henry Luce Foundation/American Council of Learned Societies, the Dedalus Foundation, the Rockwell Center for American Visual Studies, and the Getty Research Institute. In 2012, he was the Terra Foundation Visiting Professor at the Institut National d’Histoire de l’Art in Paris. A regular contributor to exhibition catalogues and to such publications as Artforum, Art in America, and Art Bulletin, he has written on the interaction between painting and photography in the 1950s and 1960s; art criticism and the global turn; realist modes in the 1970s; and a wide range of postwar artists, including Robert Rauschenberg, Andy Warhol, Sturtevant, Rosalyn Drexler, Robert Colescott, and Laurie Simmons.