Martin Postle joined the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art as Assistant Director for Academic Activities in March 2007. Postle trained at the University of Nottingham (BA), the Courtauld Institute of Art (MA), and Birkbeck College, University of London (PhD). From 1992 to 1998 he was Director of the London Centre of the University of Delaware and Associate Professor of Art History. In 1998 he joined the Tate Gallery as Senior Curator and later became Head of British Art to 1900. He has published extensively on eighteenth- and nineteenth-century British art. Recent publications include essays on Joshua Reynolds, Samuel Palmer, and Stanley Spencer and the English garden. In 2014, he was a co-curator for Richard Wilson and the Transformation of European Landscape Painting, an exhibition co-organized by the Yale Center for British Art and Amgueddfa Cymru–National Museum Wales.