Richard Johns studied English and History of Art at the Universities of York and London. He was Junior Research Fellow at Homerton College, then Curator of Art at the National Maritime Museum, London, where he co-curated the exhibition Turner and the Sea (2013). Since 2013, he has taught at the University of York. His research explores various aspects of British art and visual culture, including: decorative history painting c.1660-1735; the work and legacy of JMW Turner; Wedgwood and the social history of ceramics in eighteenth-century Britain.
- British art c.1650-1850
- Ceiling painting
- JMW Turner
British art and visual culture c.1650-1850
- BA (York)
- MA (Courtauld Institute of Art)
- PhD (York)
Richard Johns has published widely on various aspects of British art. Recent curatorial projects include the exhibition Ruskin, Turner and the Storm Cloud at York Art Gallery and Abbot Hall Art Gallery (2019).