David Bindman retired as Durning-Lawrence Professor of the History of Art, University
College London in 2005 and was Visiting Professor of the History of Art, Harvard
University, 2010-16. He has written books on William Blake, William Hogarth, L.F.
Roubiliac, Canova and Thorvaldsen, and on the Briitish response to the French Revolution.
More recently he has worked on ideas of race and art, and is the author of Ape to Apollo and
is editor, with Henry Louis Gates, Jr of the series The Image of the Black in Western Art.