Kate Aspinall

Independent historian, writer, and artist

Kate Aspinall is an independent historian, writer, and artist. Based in London, her research looks to the role of drawing in early twentieth-century British visual culture with a particular emphasis on the intersections between institutional and personal discipline. She is currently working on a monograph, The Paradox of Medium Specificity: Drawing Practice and Twentieth Century Modernism in Britain, and recently she has written on student networks around David Bomberg for British Art Studies and the role of the drawn mark within Herbert Read’s critical agenda for Visual Resources. She has previously worked for the Roy Lichtenstein Foundation and the Feliks Topolski Studio and is a former trustee of the Association for Art History. She has degrees from the University of St. Andrews, the Courtauld Institute, and the University of East Anglia.