Faculty & Staff
Professor; Art History and Criticism
Ph.D with honors, University of Kansas, 1990
M.A., University of Kansas, 1984
B.A., University of Minnesota, 1979
17th-century Dutch art
18th-century English portraiture
Fra Dana: American Impressionist in the Rockies, lead author with Sue Hart, Montana Museum of Art & Culture, 2011. High Plains Book Award Nominee, 2012.
Book chapters and/or entries:
“Painting” and “Sculpture” essays in Encyclopedia of Religion, Communication, and Media. Ed. Daniel A. Stout. Routledge, 2005.
One-page essay regarding the photography of University of Montana M.F.A. student, Marcy James in Fotofest 2004/Water, the Tenth International Biennial of Photography and Photo-Related Art, Houston, Texas, March 12-April 12, 2004.
"Religion in the Art and Life of Vermeer," Chapter 7 in The Cambridge Companion to Vermeer, pp. 111-30, Cambridge University Press, New York, 2001.
Encyclopedia entries on 17th-century Dutch history painting, religious art and patrons, churches as patrons of art, Pre-Rembrandtists, and Gabriel Metsu in Dutch Art: An Encyclopedia, ed. Sheila Muller, Garland Publishing, New York, NY, 1997
Entry on 17th and 18th-century painting in The World Book Encyclopedia, Chicago, IL, 1997.
Preliminary Report of Spanish Paintings, 1100-1900, in American Public Collections, U.S.-Spanish Joint Committee for Cultural and Educational Cooperation, 1989. Contributed as research assistant to Marilyn Stokstad and Santiago Alcolea Blanch.
“Ter Brugghen’s Saint Sebastian Tended by Irene,” Journal of Historians of Netherlandish Art, forthcoming.
“How a Lost Painting Endured: Gainsborough's Woodman, Macklin's Poets' Gallery, and Miss Linwood's Needle Painting,” Southeastern College Art Conference Review, Summer 2013.
“Dutch Genre Painting as Religious Art: Gabriel Metsu’s Roman Catholic Imagery,” Art History, 31, 2008, 159-186.
"The Real Presence of Christ and the Penitent Mary Magdalen in the Allegory of Faith by Jan Vermeer." Art History, 23, 2000, 333-64.
"Rembrandt and the Franciscans of Amsterdam," Dutch Crossing, A Journal of Low Countries Studies, Summer 1994, 20-49.
"A Testament of Seventeenth-century Netherlandish Catholicism in the Elvehjem Museum of Art," Elvehjem Museum of Art Bulletin, April 1992, 13-22.
Web-author for Marilyn Stokstad, Art: A Brief History, 3rd ed., Prentice Hall, 2007.
“Expert Travel Advice,” The Guide to Essential Italy taught by Kenneth R. Bartlett, The Great Courses and Smithsonian Journeys, 2015.
Book Review, Laura J. Snyder, Eye of the Beholder: Johannes Vermeer, Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, and the Reinvention of Seeing. New York, NY: W.W. Norton & Company, Inc., 2015 forthcoming in The Historian.
Book Review, Mark Hallett, Reynolds: Portraiture in Action. New Haven and London: Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, Yale University Press, 2014 in Journal of British Studies, volume 54, issue 4, October 2015, 1016–18.
CAA On-Line Book Review, Hugh Belsey, Gainsborough’s Cottage Doors: An Insight into the Artist’s Last Decade, Paul Holberton Publishing, 2013. http://www.caareviews.org/reviews/2103
WORKS IN PROGRESS
Book: Thomas Gainsborough’s Blue Boy.