Andrew Hemingway was educated at the universities of Hull, East Anglia, and London. He taught full time in higher education from 1974 and joined UCL in 1987, becoming a reader in history of art in 1993 and professor in 2003. His on-going research interests include a comparative analysis of American and German realisms in the inter-war period, representations of the body in American art of the early Cold War years, and a collective project on the international history of Marxist art-historical work since the 1970s. Publications include his 1992 book Landscape Imagery and Urban Culture in Early Nineteenth-Century Britain (Cambridge University Press), his 2002 book Artists on the Left: American Artists and the Communist Movement, 1926-1956 (Yale University Press) and an edited volume Marxism and the History of Art: From William Morris to the New Left (Pluto Press 2006). He recently completed the manuscript of a book with the provisional title ‘Precisionism and Reification: American Art in the First Machine Age’.