Dr. Claire Black McCoy


About Dr. Claire Black McCoy

Dr. Claire Black McCoy is the William B. and Sue Marie Turner Distinguished Faculty Chair in Art History at Columbus State University. She was previously Associate Professor of Art History at Longwood University in Virginia, where she received the Maria Bristow Starke Faculty Excellence Award for outstanding teaching and research and served as Director of General Education. Dr. McCoy received her Ph.D. from Virginia Commonwealth University and specializes in nineteenth-century interpretations of Renaissance artists and their impact on the reception and criticism of sculpture in France.


Honoré Daumier, Rue Transnonain, le 15 Avril 1834, published in La Association Mensuelle”, no. 24, August-September 1834, lithograph, 33.9 x 46.5 cm (Yale University Art Gallery)
Daumier's Rue Transnonain stands alone for its brutal tone and unflinching commentary on a Parisian uprising that had occurred on April 13, 1834.

Daumier, Rue Transnonain



Jacques-Louis David, Death of Marat - detail
In the decades following the French Revolution, this new movement began to flourish in France.

Romanticism in France