Julie Davis

Julie N. Davis

Julie Nelson Davis is Professor of Modern Asian Art, 1600-present, in the Department of the History of Art at the University of Pennsylvania. Her research area is the art of the Edo period, focusing on ukiyo-e and illustrated books. She is the author of Utamaro and the Spectacle of Beauty (Hawaii, 2007) and Partners in Print: Artistic Collaboration and the Ukiyo-e Market (Hawaii, 2015), as well as numerous articles and essays. In 2015, she was guest curator for the exhibition, “Imagining Utamaro: A Japanese Masterpiece Rediscovered,” at the Freer and Sackler Galleries, Smithsonian. Davis is currently at work on a new book with the working title, Ukiyo-e in Context, and serves as Director of the Penn Forum on Japan.

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