Authority on the History of Art and Religions
Celia Rabinovitch is a historian, artist and Director and Professor of the School of Art, University of Manitoba, Canada since 2003. The art database and for this series was developed under her supervision. Dr. Rabinovitch also served as story consultant for the medieval, Renaissance, and 19th century cultural history of the production. Celia Rabinovitch holds a Ph.D. from McGill University, and an M.F.A. from the University of Wisconsin. The history of knowledge forms her current area of research focusing on the history of art and religions. Her book chapters and numerous articles, appearing in major art journals, explore the struggle between secular and sacred or occult forces in the history of European and Asian art.
Acknowledged as a rich and significant study, (Rain Taxi, 2002) Dr. Rabinovitch’s book, Surrealism and the Sacred: Power, Eros, and the Occult in Modern Art, (Westview Press and Harper Icon Editions, 2002) uncovers the historical trajectory of occult and rejected knowledge from prehistory to the modern period, with a particular focus on women, aesthetics, and religions. Previously Program Director for Fine Arts and Graphic Design at University of California Berkeley, Extension, she has held faculty positions at Syracuse University, the University of Colorado, California College of Art, the San Francisco Art Institute, and Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design. Her paintings have been shown in Canada, the U.S., and Europe.
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