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Nathaniel Kingdon

Visiting Instructor of Art History
Fine Arts, Seaver College


Nathaniel Kingdon received his MA in Art History from UCLA and is currently completing a PhD thesis at the same institution. His dissertation, Nature studies as a subject of aesthetic appreciation in Joseon painting at the turn of the nineteenth century, explores the intersection of natural history and court painting in early modern Korea. During the course of his studies he has contributed articles on East Asian topics for several academic journals and museum catalogs including Mountains and Rivers (without) End: An Anthology of Eco‚ÄďArt History in Asia (Cambridge Publishing, 2018). As one of the few specialists in Korean art history in North America, Nathaniel has helped to broaden the scope of art history curriculum in Southern California, teaching East Asian topics such as Chinese, Japanese and Korean art history at UCLA, Pepperdine and Loyola Marymount University.


  • MA, Art History, University of California, Los Angeles
  • BA, Art History, University of Wisconsin, Madison