Dr Chloe Ward

Lecturer in the History of British Art

Location ArtsTwo 3.13

Email: c.ward@qmul.ac.uk

Telephone: +44 (0)20 7882 2899

I specialise in Victorian and Edwardian art, focusing particularly on political art and the history of British drawing and illustration. I received my MPhil and PhD in the history of art from King’s College, Cambridge, and held a Curatorial Fellowship at Watts Gallery before joining Queen Mary in 2015.


My book, The Drawings of G. F. Watts, is the first analysis of drawings by the celebrated Victorian painter, George Frederic Watts (1817-1904). I am currently at work on my second book, Art and Activism: Promoting Change Through British Periodical Illustration, 1893-1914.

My main research areas include:

  • The art produced by activists, political groups, minorities, and protestors, particularly in the modernist period
  • The practice and reception of Victorian drawing
  • Periodical illustration and the mass circulation of imagery
  • The history of art exhibitions, particularly exhibitions of British art in America
  • Art and disability

Undergraduate teaching