Mayer, Roberta A.
Roberta A. Mayer is Professor of Art History at Bucks County Community College in Newtown, Pennsylvania. She is author of Lockwood de Forest: Furnishing the Gilded Age with a Passion for India (2008) and Stella Elkins Tyler: A Legacy Born of Bronze (2004). She received the prestigious Robert C. Smith Award from the Decorative Arts Society in 2001, and the Annual Award in the Category of Decorative Arts Monograph for her book on Lockwood de Forest from the Metropolitan Chapter of the Victorian Society in America (2009). In 2010 she received the United States Professors of the Year Award (representing Pennsylvania) from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching/Council for Support and Advancement of Education. Most recently, she was guest curator for the exhibition All the Raj – Frederic Church and Lockwood de Forest: Painting, Decorating, and Collecting at Olana (New York, 2014).