Karen Hearn Honorary Professor, University College London in London, United Kingdom


Associate Member of CODART since 1999

Exhibitions curated since 1999

Selected publications


“Cornelius Johnson”
Karen Hearn
72 pages, 55 colour illustrations
London (Paul Holberton Publishing) 2015


“Lady Anne Clifford’s ‘Great Triptych'”
Karen Hearn
Essay in Lady Anne Clifford: Culture, Patronage and Gender in 17th-Century Britain
Edited by Karen Hearn and Lynn Hulse
Leeds 2010

“The Painters” Karen Hearn
Essay in The Lumley Inventory and Pedigree
Edited by Mark Evans
London 2010


“‘Saved through childbearing’: a Godly Context for Elizabethan Pregnancy Portraits”
Karen Hearn
Essay in Art Re-formed
Edited by Tara Hamling and Richard L Williams
Newcastle 2007


“William Cavendish and the Fine Arts”
Karen Hearn
Essay in Royalist Refugees: William and Margaret Cavendish in the Rubens House 1648-1660
Edited by Ben van Beneden and Nora de Poorter
Catalogue of an exhibition in the Rubenshuis (Antwerp) in 2006
Schoten (BAI) 2006


Nathaniel Bacon: artist, gentleman and gardener
Karen Hearn
Publication accompanying an exhibition held in 2005 in London (Tate Britain)
London (Tate Publishing) 2005
ISBN 1-85437-637-3


“Merchant Patrons for the Painter Siberechts”
Karen Hearn
Essay in City Merchants and the Arts 1670-1720
Edited by Mireille Galinou
Wetherby 2004


“The English Career of Cornelius Johnson”
Karen Hearn
Essay in Dutch and Flemish Artists in Britain 1550-1700
Edited by E. Domela et al
Leiden (Primavera) 2003

Sir Anthony van Dyck : ‘Portrait of Sir William Killigrew’, 1638
Karen Hearn
20 pp.
London (Patrons of British Art, Tate Gallery) 2003


Marcus Gheeraerts II: Elizabethan artist in focus
Karen Hearn
Catalogue of an exhibition held in 2002 in London (Tate Britain) 2002
London (Tate Publishing) 2002
ISBN 1-85437-443-5


The art of the country house
Karen Hearn et al.
Catalogue of an exhibition held in 1998-99 in London (Tate Gallery)
London (Tate Publishing) 1998
ISBN 1-85437-277-7


Dynasties: painting in Tudor and Jacobean England 1530-1630
Karen Hearn
Catalogue of exhibition held in 1995 in London (Tate Gallery)
ISBN 1-85437-169-X