André Dombrowski is Associate Professor in the History of Art at the University of Pennsylvania, where his research centers on the art and material culture of late nineteenth-century France and Germany. He is particularly concerned with the social and intellectual rationales behind the emergence of avant-garde painting in the 1860s and 1870s. He is presently writing a book on Impressionism’s instantaneity seen through the period’s advances in time technology. His Cézanne, Murder, and Modern Life was published by the University of California Press in 2013 and is winner of the Phillips Book Prize. He has also written essays on Cézanne, Manet, Degas, Monet, Menzel, and other key painters of the period, and is co-editor, with Hollis Clayson, of the anthology Is Paris Still the Capital of the 19th Century? Essays on Art and Modernity, 1850-1900, published by Routledge in 2016. Dombrowski was a member at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton in 2012-13.