Ph.D. Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, 1974
M.F.A., B.A., The University of Iowa
Courses 53, 54, & 55 (usually offered in sequence) cover painting and sculpture of the twentieth century. Jordan's seminars and special topics focus on specific periods and groups such as Cubism, German Expressionism, Abstract Art, Surrealism, and Abstract Expressionism.
Much of Jim Jordan's scholarship focuses on early 20th-century abstract art and its sources. His monographs on Paul Klee and Arshile Gorky, for example, trace abstract derivations respectively from Cubism and Surrealism. Recent interests include interpretations and theories of abstract art; the Surrealist movement, on which he has taught interdisciplinary courses in Dartmouth's MALS program; and the historical position of Abstract Expressionism.
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