Murphy, Kevin ( - )

Genre: Non-Fiction - Scholarly

Kevin Murphy is "a life-long part-time resident of Maine." He says: I am a life-long part-time resident of Maine. My grandfather summered in Biddeford Pool from around 1910 on and later took my mother and grandmother to Ogunquit every summer. He and my grandmother retired to Ogunquit in the 1970s. I went to Cape Neddick (York) every summer growing up and started my professional life in art and architectural history at the Brick Store Museum in Kennebunk in 1981. From that time I have had an ongoing professional and personal connection to Maine. I have worked for the Maine Humanities Council, the Maine Historic Preservation Commission, the Museums of Old York, the York Institute Museum, and have been on an advisory council at the Portland Museum of Art. I spent a couple of different years in Maine, and have always spent summers there -- for thirteen years my family and I have had a home in Brooksville, Maine, near Blue Hill. He is professor of art history at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.

Selected Bibliography

  • Memory And Modernity : Viollet-Le-Duc At Vézelay (2000)
  • Colonial Revival Maine (2004)
  • The American Townhouse (2005)
  • Jonathan Fisher Of Blue Hill, Maine : Commerce, Culture, And Community On The Eastern Frontier (2010)