Paula Nuttall gained her B.A. and Ph.D from the Courtauld, writing her doctoral thesis on the reception of Netherlandish painting in fifteenth-century Florence. She is a specialist in artistic relations between Italy and Northern Europe, and has published widely in this field, notably from Flanders to Florence: the Impact of Netherlandish Painting, 1400-1500 (Yale University Press, 2004).
She was a member of the Scientific Committee for the exhibition Firenze e gli antichi Paesi Bassi at the Pitti Palace, Florence (2008), and co-curated the exhibition Face to Face: Flanders, Florence and Renaissance Painting at the Huntington Art Collection, San Marino, California (2013).
Paula is Director of the V&A Late Medieval and Early Renaissance Year Course, and as a member of the V&A Adult Learning team, lectures and consults on a number of V&A courses. She lectures for a range of other UK institutions including the National Gallery and Christies Education, and from 2005-2013 was Adjunct Professor on the London program of Grinnell College.
She is interested in all aspects of artistic exchange between fifteenth-century Italy and northern Europe, particularly Florence and the Netherlands. Current research interests include Memling’s responses to Italian renaissance sculpture, and Piero di Cosimo’s responses to Netherlandish painting.