Library Projects Assistant
About Lydia Brandt
Brandt is associate professor of Art History at the University of South Carolina. Working with Mount Vernon associate curator Adam T. Erby, her current project reevaluates Virginia artist John Gadsby Chapman's 1830s paintings of George Washington-significant landscapes in the development of American art and in the memory of Washington. She is the author of First in the Homes of His Countrymen: George Washington's Mount Vernon in the American Imagination (University of Virginia Press, 2016).