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Lyrica Taylor, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Art and Design
Director, M.A. in Modern Art History, Theory and Criticism
Phone: 626-815-6000 ext. 5989
Fax: (626) 387-5727
Lyrica Taylor, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of Art History at Azusa Pacific University, California, as well as the Director of the Masters in Modern Art History, Theory and Criticism. She focuses on the history of Modern British Art and received her Ph.D. in Art History from the University of Maryland, College Park. Taylor has presented her research at multiple conferences, including at the Universities of Oxford, London, Edinburgh, and Leeds; the College Art Association (U.S.); the Art Association of Australia and New Zealand; and the Association of Art Historians (U.K.). She has held internships at Tate Britain; the Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens; the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery; and the National Endowment for the Arts.


Ph.D., Art History, University of Maryland, College Park
M.A., Art History, University of Maryland, College Park
B.S., Information and Computer Science, University of California, Irvine (cum laude)

Phi Beta Kappa Academic Honor Society, Member


  • College of Music and the Arts: School of Visual and Performing Arts
    • Art and Design
  • College of Music and the Arts


  • Primary area of study: History of British Art
    Early-Twentieth-Century British Modernism
    Interwar British Modernism, 1914–1945
    British Artist Winifred Knights (1899–1947)
    History of Eighteenth-Century British Art
    British Artist John Francis Rigaud (1742–1810) and British Portraiture
  • Secondary area of study: Seventeenth-Century Dutch and Flemish Baroque painting

Courses Taught

ART 354 – Ancient Art History
ART 361 – Early Christian and Medieval Art
ART 362 – Renaissance to Rococo Art
ART 565 – Methodologies of Art History
ART 600 – Regional Modernism

Office Hours

By appointment

Office Location

Building One, Room 234B, West Campus

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