Robert Belton


Dr. Robert Belton was the founding Dean of the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies in the University of British Columbia Okanagan in Kelowna, B.C., where he now teaches popular music, film and visual culture. After completing his PhD at the University of Toronto, he taught the history of art and aesthetic theory and criticism at McMaster University, the University of Western Ontario and Queen’s University, where he received the Alma Mater Society Frank Knox Award for Teaching Excellence (1991-92) and the Arts and Science Undergraduate Society Award for Teaching Excellence (1991-92). Dr. Belton is the author of The Beribboned Bomb: The Image of Woman in Male Surrealist Art (1995), Sights of Resistance: Approaches to Canadian Visual Culture (2001), and The Theatre of the Self: The Life and Art of William Ronald (1999). He is also the general editor of Art: The World of Art, from Aboriginal to American Pop, Renaissance Masters to Postmodernism (2002). His music can be heard at, and his institutional website is


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