Laura Polucha

Research Associate

Laura Polucha is a Ph.D. student at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York studying visual and material culture of the long nineteenth century in Europe and North America. She earned her M.A. in Art History & Archaeology from Columbia University in 2017, where her work focused on issues related to gender and self-fashioning through portraits, “decorative” arts objects and domestic interiors. Laura takes an interdisciplinary approach to her research, often incorporating sources such as contemporary novels, periodicals, fashion plates and advertisements into her analysis, allowing for examinations of the exchanges between art and popular culture. She has held internships at various institutions including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.

Hawthorne Fine Art LLC is a New York City fine art gallery that specializes in 19th and early 20th century American Art, especially Hudson River School and Impressionist paintings. We also feature works by historic women artists. As a premier art dealer in New York City, we select our works for their quality, beauty, and rarity and price them competitively for the market. We curate our paintings with strong academic scholarship and provide all of our clients with insight into the value of the work by elucidating its place within the artist’s larger body of work as well as the artist’s position in the market and more broadly, within the history of American art. We welcome visits to our American art gallery by appointment,

Hawthorne Fine Art Manhattan Showroom (by appointment):

12 East 86th Street, Suite 1425 New York, NY 10028

P.O. Box 140, Irvington, NY 10533 (mailing address)

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