Artemisia Gentileschi, Self-Portrait as Saint Catherine of Alexandria, about 1615-17, oil on canvas, 71.4 x 69 cm. ©The National Gallery, London
After graduating from the University of Bristol with a BA in Ancient History, Lucy moved to Rome where she lived for a year, learning Italian and working as a guide in the Vatican Museums. She moved to Shanghai, working temporarily as Arts Editor for Time Out magazine, before returning to London to work for the art journal Apollo. She went on to complete her MA at the Courtauld Institute of Art, specialising in the Italian Renaissance. During this time, she contributed to the exhibition Renaissance Modern (2015) at the Courtauld Gallery and worked as a volunteer at the Sir John Soane’s Museum.
In 2015, she was appointed Curatorial Assistant at the Royal Academy of Arts, becoming Assistant Curator in 2017. At the Royal Academy she worked on eight exhibitions including In the Age of Giorgione (2016), Abstract Expressionism (2016), Matisse in the Studio (2017), Charles I: King and Collector (2018), The Renaissance Nude (2019) and Antony Gormley (2019). The focus of her research during her time at the Academy was on the collection of King Charles I and Queen Henrietta Maria.
Since September 2019 she has been The Dorset Curatorial Fellow at the National Gallery, specialising in paintings from 1600 to 1800.
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