David J. CLARKE 祈大衛

Honorary Professor
BA, PhD University of London

Professor Clarke obtained his Ph.D. from the Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London. Until his retirement from HKU in June 2017, Prof. Clarke taught modern and contemporary art history and theory, with a particular emphasis on the art of Europe, America and Asia. His research has been primarily in the areas of American and Chinese art history, and his sole-author books are: Modern Art: A Graphic Guide, Camden Press, 1987; The Influence of Oriental Thought on Postwar American Painting and Sculpture, Garland Publishing, 1988; Art and Place: Essays on Art from a Hong Kong Perspective, Hong Kong University Press, 1996; Modern Chinese Art, Oxford University Press, 2000; Hong Kong Art: Culture and Decolonization, Reaktion Books, 2001; Reclaimed Land: Hong Kong in Transition, Hong Kong University Press, 2002; Hong Kong x 24 x 365: A Year in the Life of a City, Hong Kong University Press, 2007; Water and Art, Reaktion Books, 2010; and Chinese Art and its Encounter with the World, Hong Kong University Press, 2011. Prof. Clarke’s scholarly articles have been published in journals such as Art HistoryArt JournalJournal of American StudiesOriental ArtPublic CultureThe American Journal of Semiotics, Art CriticismPostcolonial StudiesJournal of Visual CultureEarly Music and Third TextProf. Clarke is the founder and academic director of the Hong Kong Art Archive (https://finearts.hku.hk/hkaa/). He is also active as a photographer. A web-based portfolio of David Clarke’s artwork can be found at: https://finearts.hku.hk/DavidClarkePortfolio/index.htm.