Department of Art History and Art


Dissertations in Progress

(Advisor in parentheses)


RENAISSANCE ART

• Dana Cowen, "Albrecht Dürer's Journey to the Netherlands, 1520-1521: A Reconsideration of Past Scholarship and the Importance of Antwerp to the Artist's Late Work" (Scallen)


17TH AND 18TH CENTURY EUROPEAN ART

• Amy Frederick, "Rembrandt's Etched Sketches and Seventeenth-Century Print Culture" (Scallen)


19TH AND EARLY 20TH CENTURY AMERICAN & EUROPEAN ART

• Brittany Hudak, "British Art in the Venetian Mood: The Anglo-Venetian Genre Paintings of Luke Fildes and Henry Woods, 1875-1920" (Helmreich)
• Indra Lacis, "Executive Female Artists: Marina Abramovic and Shirin Neshat" (Landau)
• Christina Larson, "Paul Sample: Defining American Masculine Identity" (Adams)
• Amber Stitt, "Images of American Children and Social Reform, 1870-1915" (Adams)


NON-WESTERN ART

• Katherine E. Flach, "Eliot Elisofon and African Art" (Petridis and Scallen)



Recently Completed Dissertations


MEDIEVAL ART

Tiziana Sbisà, "The Cathedral at Nicosia in the Age of Frederick II and Louis IX: Issues of Patronage, Structure and Meaning" (Burroughs)


RENAISSANCE ART

• Christine Corretti, "Benvenuto Cellini and the Loggia dei Lanzi: Configurations of the Body of State" 2011 (Olszewski)
• Rachel Geschwind, "Saving Grace/Saving Face: Magdalene Imagery and Prostitution Reform in Venice and Rome, 1500-1700" 2011 (Olszewski)
• Michael Morford, "Carving for a future: Baccio Bandinelli Securing Medici Patronage through His Mutually Fulfilling Propagandistic Hercules and Cacus" 2009 (Olszewski)
• Christine Wolken, "A Profile of Women in Sixteenth-Century Italy: Women and their Commemorative Medals" 2012 (Olszewski)
• Dena Woodall, "Sharing Space: Double Portraiture in Sixteenth-Century Italy" 2009 (Olszewski)


DUTCH ART; 17TH AND 18TH CENTURY EUROPEAN ART

• Aimee Marcereau DeGalan, "Dangerous Beauty: Painted Canvases and Painted Faces in Eighteenth-Century Britain," 2007 (Helmreich)
• Catherine Watkins, "Rembrandt’s 1654 Life of Christ Prints: Experimentation, Tradition, and the Question of Series" 2011 (Scallen)

19TH AND EARLY 20TH CENTURY, AMERICAN & EUROPEAN ART

• Ellen Lippert, "George Ohr and Late 19th Century America: The Mad Potter Rehabilitated" 2009 (Adams)
• Anthony Morris, "The Censored Paintings of Paul Cadmus: Contesting the Boundary Between Decent and Vulgar, 1934-1940" 2010 (Adams)
• Julie Nero, "The Interwar Lesbian Monocle: Romaine Brooks' Una, Lady Troubridge and Hannah Höch's Russian Dancer" 2012 (Helmreich)
• Lori Ann Terjesen, "Collecting the Brücke: Their Prints in American Museums" 2011 (Landau)
• Tiffany Washington, "Associated American Artists and the American Art World of the 1930s" 2012 (Helmreich)


POST 1945 ART

• Frank Spicer, "'Just What Was It That Made U.S. Art So Different, So Appealing?': Case Studies of the Critical Reception of American Avant-Garde Painting in London, 1956-1969" 2008 (Landau)
• Michael Weil, “Stieglitz's Dream, O'Keefe's Reality: The Stieglitz Collections in American Museums,” 2007 (Landau)



All PhD's (1970-present)