Patrick Doorly was educated at St John’s College, Oxford; Stockholm University; and the Courtauld Institute of Art. For much of his career he taught critical and theoretical studies to students on studio-based courses in art and design. He and his wife now live in Oxford, where he divides his time between writing and teaching art history at the university’s Department for Continuing Education.
The Truth about Art, Reclaiming quality (Zero Books, 2013)
‘Dürer’s Melencolia I: Plato’s abandoned search for the Beautiful’ in The Art Bulletin, June 2004, volume LXXXVI, no. 2, pp. 255–76.
In 1999 he wrote the entries on old master prints for the British Museum’s website Compass.
In 1991 he published slides of 250 plans, elevations & cross-sections of Italian architecture CE 300–1500, for university slide collections.
2000– UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD, Department for Continuing Education
Part-time lecturer and course director in the History of Art
2001–2 Acting Director of Studies for the History of Art
1976–98 SCHOOL OF ART & DESIGN, CROYDON COLLEGE
Head of Critical and Theoretical Studies
Lecturer, then senior lecturer in the History of Art
1975–76 INSTITUTE OF EDUCATION, LONDON UNIVERSITY
Postgraduate Certificate of Education
1973–75 COURTAULD INSTITUTE OF ART, LONDON UNIVERSITY
MA in the History of Art
1971–73 INSTITUTE OF ART HISTORY, STOCKHOLM UNIVERSITY
Distinction for dissertation in the History of Art
1967–70 ST. JOHN’S COLLEGE, OXFORD UNIVERSITY
BA in Geography; 1972 MA