Karen Hillson specializes in the painting and prints of nineteenth-century France. She received a B.A. in art history from Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, and a Ph.D. in art history from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Her dissertation research in Paris on the art of Eugène Delacroix was supported by a Samuel H. Kress Foundation Travel Fellowship.
Dr. Hillson’s educational and museum experience, which includes a summer internship at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., richly informs her work at New Hampshire Institute of Art, where she teaches a range of art history courses. Since joining the faculty in 2007, Dr. Hillson has created three new undergraduate art history courses, as well as an online course, “Approaches to Visual Analysis”, for the MAAE program.