Robert Pincus, PhD

Robert Pincus
Office: Camino Hall 028

Lecturer, Art History

  • PhD, University of Southern California, English and Art History
  • MA, University of Southern California, American Studies
  • BA, University of California, Irvine; Comparative Cultures

Robert L. Pincus, PhD, has been a lecturer at USD since 1998. He teaches a range of courses, focusing on 20th and 21st century art, which reflect his scholarship and decades of experience writing in many major art magazines, sites and newspapers. He served as an art critic for the Los Angeles Times and the San Diego Union-Tribune, as well as a corresponding editor for Art in America.


Office Hours

F 1 - 2 pm

Camino Hall 28

Areas of Interest

Pincus is the author of a groundbreaking book on the major 20thcentury American artists, Edward Kienholz and Nancy Reddin Kienholz, He has written numerous essays for books and exhibition catalogs on American art, with an emphasis on the West Coast, California and our binational region. He contributed a chapter about seminal works of border art to the book But Is It Art? The Spirit of Art as Activism,. His teaching is informed by longstanding interests in art theory, the history of criticism and scholarship on American art, modernism and contemporary work.