Stephen J. Bury

Photograph of Stephen J. Bury

Stephen J. Bury is the Andrew W. Mellon Chief Librarian, Frick Art Reference Library. Recent publications include Artists' Multiples, 1935-2000 (2001), Multiplication (2001), Breaking the Rules: the Printed Face of the European Avant Garde, 1900-1937 (2007) and a new edition of Artists' Books: The Book as a Work of Art (2015), which was first published in 1995. He was the first Advisory Editor (2011-2014) of the Benezit Dictionary of Artists. He contributed a chapter on Veshch (1922) and G (1923-6) for The Oxford Critical and Cultural History of Modernist Magazines: Vol.3: Europe 1880-1940 (2013). He has completed a chapter on Futurist typography for The Handbook of International Futurism (2018).  He is researching a book about the relationship between science fiction and constructivism. He writes regularly for Art MonthlyCassone and Print Quarterly. He was a member of Arts and Humanities Research Council (UK) Peer Review College 2005-2015. He has successfully supervised seven PhDs (two as Director of Studies) and has been the external examiner of seven PhDs.  He curated the exhibition Breaking the Rules at the British Library (2007-8) and Aphasic Disturbance at CHELSEAspace, London (2011). He is one of the organizers of The Frick's Digital Art History Lab. He is the Chair of the Board of the Center for Book Arts, New York, a member of the Public Exhibitions Committee of the Grolier Club and of the Advisory Council of the American Trust for the British Library.

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