Rollins College

Winter Park Institute Welcomes Art Historian and Author William L. Pressly

February 09, 2009

Media Contact: Stephanie Page Duesing, 407-646-2203

What: Rollins’ Winter Park Institute introduces 18th Century British art scholar and author William L. Pressly as he presents “The Artist as Original Genius: Shakespeare’s ‘Fine Frenzy in Late-18th-Century British Art.” This event is free and open to the public.

When: Monday, Feb. 16 at 6 p.m.

Where: Cornell Fine Arts Museum
Rollins College
1000 Holt Ave.
Winter Park, FL 32789
Visitor parking is available in the SunTrust Plaza Parking Garage.

Background: William L. Pressly is an art historian specializing in British art of the late 18th century. Pressly has written The Artist as Original Genius: Shakespeare’s ‘Fine Frenzy’ in Late Eighteenth-Century British Art as well as The French Revolution as Blasphemy: Johan Zoffany’s Painting of the Massacre at Paris, August 10, 1792, which examines a British view of revolutionary violence. Pressly has received many prestigious awards, including a Mellon Senior Fellowship at the Paul Mellon Centre for British Studies in London and a fellowship at Princeton’s Institute for Advanced Study.

For more information, contact the Winter Park Institute at Rollins College at: or call 407-691-1995.


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