Rahmlow facing forward, short gray hair, wearing a coat and tie

Kurt Rahmlow

Principal Lecturer, Art History
Department of Art History

Art Building, Room 213

Areas of Expertise: European art of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Symbolism, utopian artists' communities, intersections of art and literature, pictorial photography.


About Dr. Rahlow

Rahmlow teaches introductory and advanced undergraduate art history courses, including art appreciation and 19th-century, modern, and contemporary art. He also teaches more focused courses treating topics in the history of modern and contemporary art history.

Kurt Rahmlow received an M.A. in English from Northeastern University and an M.A. and Ph.D. in art history from the University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa. His research interests include European art of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, utopian artists’ communities, intersections of art and literature, and pictorial photography. He has had several articles accepted for publication by peer-reviewed interdisciplinary and art historical journals, and he has presented his research at annual meetings of the College Art Association, the Midwest Art History Society, the Modernist Studies Association, and the Society for Utopian Studies.

In 2008, he received the Arthur O. Lewis Award from the Society for Utopian Studies for the best paper given by a junior scholar at the society's annual meeting. He is preparing a book-length study of Symbolist decorative painting in France during the Belle Époque. Dr. Rahmlow teaches introductory art history classes and advanced undergraduate courses on modern and contemporary art. Before coming to UNT, Rahmlow taught modern and contemporary art history at the University of Missouri, Columbia, Mo., and Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Va. Several fellowships and awards, including a Seashore Dissertation-Year Fellowship at the University of Iowa, have supported his research.


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