Paul Crossley, Emeritus Professor of the History of Art at The Courtauld Institute of Art, has been awarded a Fellowship of the British Academy. Professor Crossley, an eminent medieval art and architectural historian, is one of 66 new Fellows to be elected.
He is an undergraduate at Trinity College Cambridge and completed his PhD on medieval architecture in Poland. Professor Crossley’s academic career has been spent at the University of Manchester, where he taught from 1971 until 1990, and then at The Courtauld until his retirement in 2011.
Professor Crossley is a Fellow of the Polish Academy of Arts and Sciences and was Slade Professor in the History of Art at Cambridge University (2011-2012). His book on fourteenth-century Polish Gothic Architecture in the Reign of Kasimir the Great was published in 1985. He is also the editor and writer (with Paul Frankl) of the Pelican History of Art volume on Gothic Architecture (2000).
Professor Deborah Swallow, Märit Rausing Director of The Courtauld said “Huge congratulations to Paul on this wonderful honour – the highest that can be achieved by a scholar in the arts and humanities in this country. Under his guidance and by his example, Manchester and The Courtauld have been two of the great powerhouses for the study of Gothic architecture for the past four decades, and Paul’s many pupils now fill equivalent positions in other university departments.”