Robert Mellown

Associate Professor Emeritus of Art History, Nineteenth-Century Art
Bio

Dr. Robert O. Mellown, now associate professor emeritus, returned to his alma mater to join the Robert Mellown by Jeff Hansen-UA Photography department in 1971, where he taught nineteenth-century art and architecture, Renaissance art, and Ancient art until he retired in 2012. Mellown has written extensively on art and architecture for many publications including Alabama Heritage and The Alabama Review. He is the author of the richly illustrated The University of Alabama – A Guide to the Campus and Its Architecture, published by the University of Alabama Press. Mellown served as project director and principal investigator for numerous historical and architectural investigations of Alabama’s landmark structures, including the Historic Structures Report for Bryce Hospital.

Robert Mellown serves on a number of community and state committees. He is a lifetime member of the Tuscaloosa Preservation Society and a founding board member of the Jemison-Van de Graaff Mansion Foundation. He was a member of the Bryce Hospital Historical Committee which was formed by the Alabama Department of Mental Health and The University of Alabama to insure the preservation of the integrity of the historic structure. He is a member of the Tuscaloosa Bicentennial Committee and a consultant for the Alabama Bicentennial Commission.

A select webliography of works by Robert Oliver Mellown

The University of Alabama - A Guide to the Campus and Its Architecture, by Robert O. Mellown, published by UA Press  Robert Mellown teaching Roman art history about 1979-80. Photo by Professor emeritus Art Oakes.  Robert O. Mellown, four mixed media boxes: "Gorgon," "Harpy," "Basilisk," and "Sphinx," ca. 1983-84.  The Rotunda Plaza in The Tuscaloosa News, fall 1984

Education

Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (1975)
B.A., The University of Alabama (1967)