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.


For 19th century viewers, Delacroix seemed fearless in his ability to create dramatic images painted with an intensity of color and expression that no one else could match.

Eugène Delacroix, an introduction


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