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Mark Pohlad

Mark B. Pohlad has been at DePaul since 1992. A first-generation college student, he received his Ph.D. from the University of Delaware where he conducted his dissertation on the careerist-historical aspirations of Marcel Duchamp. His research interests include the history of photography and American Art, and more generally the relationships between word and image. He is also interested in local topics, including Chicago art history and the art and photography associated with Abraham Lincoln. An article on a Chicago printmaker, Charles Turzak, who made a woodcut biography of Lincoln (1932), appeared in the summer, 2013, issue of the Journal of the Abraham Lincoln Association. Most recently he authored a monograph on the American painter James R. Hopkins (1877-1969) which will accompany a multi-venue museum tour beginning with the Columbus [Ohio] Museum of Art in 2015. Prof. Pohlad teaches courses in American Art, History of Photography, Nineteenth-Century Art, and Art from 1900-1945. He also teaches in the First-Year Program (Discover and Focal Point), as well as in the Honors Program.