Altair Brandon-Salmon focuses on the art history of Britain during the twentieth-century, taking a special interest in the visual culture of the First and Second World Wars. His research has focused on overturning narratives of artistic modernism and uncovering a more complex cultural formation which encompasses painting, architecture, photography, cinema, and literature. He is working with Professor Alexander Nemerov to explore ruins, memory, and mortality in art of the period.
Brandon-Salmon has been the assistant curator at Campion Hall, University of Oxford, and development intern at Castle Blatna, Czech Republic. His writing has appeared in America, Commonweal, and Public Seminar. His fiction has been published by The Isis and the Oxford Review of Books.
—'The Radicalism of the Frick Madison', Public Seminar (13 September 2021).
—'Square Life', Oxford Review of Books, 5/2 (Spring 2021).
—'Capturing Obscurity', Oxford Review of Books, 5/1 (Autumn 2020).
—'London's Memorial Church Ruins', Commonweal, 146/13 (9 August 2019).
—'Martin D'Arcy and the Art of English Catholicism', America, 220/2 (21 January 2019).