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Linda Besemer

James Irvine Distinguished Professor, Art History & Visual Arts

Besemer has taught painting and drawing at Occidental since l987. She has also taught courses in gender theory in the women's studies department.


  • Office: Weingart 213
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  • Phone: (323) 259-2595

Education: B.A., B.F.A., Indiana University; M.F.A., Tyler School of Art

She has served as the chair of the art history and the visual arts and the women's studies departments. She was awarded the Graham L. Sterling Memorial Award in 2005. Besemer's paintings have been featured in numerous museums, such as the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Corcoran Museum of Contemporary Art. She has received a number of grants and exhibits internationally. Besemer is represented by Angles Gallery in Santa Monica, Calif.