Julie Nelson Davis
Julie Nelson Davis is Professor of the History of Art at the University of Pennsylvania, where she teaches the arts of East Asia from 1600 to the present with a focus on early modern Japan. Davis is one of the foremost experts on ukiyo-e, the pictures of the floating world. She has published extensively on the topic, including three books, Utamaro and Spectacle of Beauty (2007 & 2021), Partners in Print: Artistic Collaboration and the Ukiyo-e Market (2015), and Picturing the Floating World: Ukiyo-e in Context (2021). Davis has also been guest curator for numerous exhibitions, most recently “Arthur Tress and the Japanese Illustrated Book” at the Kislak Center, University of Pennsylvania Libraries, in fall 2022.