Art History Dissertations
Gundlach, Cory, Ph.D., 2019 Spirited Objects: Lobi Art in West Africa and Beyond
Adams, Alissa, Ph.D., 2018 French Depictions of Napoleon I's Resurrection 1821 - 1848
Holaday, Jill, Ph.D., 2018 Gruppe Zero: Working Through War Trauma
Smith, Rebecca Avery, Ph.D., 2018 Measuring the Past: The Geometry of Reims Cathedral
Thorpe, Heather D, Ph.D., 2018 Modernity's Caravaggio: Reinventing a Seicento Artist for the Twentieth Century
Freese, Lauren, Ph.D., 2017 Taste in the City: Depictions of Food Consumption in Urban America, 1880-1920
Ridlen, Michael Traver, Ph.D., 2017 Prud’hon’s Evolving Classicism
Springer, Mary R., Ph.D., 2017 American Collegiate Gothic Architecture: The Birth of a Style and its Architects, Patrons, and Educational Associations, 1806-1906
Hainy, Joshua D., Ph.D., 2016 John Flaxman: Beyond the Line
Lentz (Reed), Alycia F., Ph.D., 2016 Ready to Blow Your Mind: Andy Warhol’s Exploding Plastic Inevitable
Strasik, Amanda K., Ph.D., 2016 Reconceiving Childhood: Women and Children in French Art, 1750-1814
Popp, Nathan, Ph.D., 2015 Expressions of Power: Queen Christina of Sweden and Patronage in Baroque Europe
Peterson, Nathan J., Ph.D. 2015 Re-Imaging China: Ai Weiwei and Contemporary Chinese Art
Lueth, Ranelle M., Ph.D., 2015 Conflicting Lines: The Ambush on America’s World War I Combat Art
Peters, Erin A., Ph.D., 2015 Egypt in Empire: Augustan Temple Art and Architecture at Karnak, Philae, Kalabsha, Dendur, and Alexandria
Larsen, Lynne A. E., Ph.D., 2014 The Royal Palace of Dahomey: Symbol of a Transforming Nation
Ostergaard, Tyler E., Ph.D., 2014 The Beast Within: The Contested Image of the Railroad in French Visual Culture, 1837-1877
Trentin, Summer, Ph.D., 2014 Pompeian Peristyles: Form, Function, and Meaning
Glenn, Kimberly, Ph.D., 2013 Chicago and the Visual Art of the “New Negro Movement,” 1925-1940
Yoder, Abigail, Ph.D., 2013 Decoration and Symbolism in the Late Works of Odilon Redon
Bushman, Karissa, Ph.D., 2013 Anticlericalism in Goya's Works
Kerrigan, Steven J., Ph.D., 2013 Normandy's Role in the Development of the Flamboyant Style: Decoration, Meaning, and Exchange in Late Gothic Architecture
Shannon, Lindsay, Ph.D., 2013 Monuments to the "New Woman": Public Art and Female Image-building in America, 1876-1940
Phillips, Allison M., Ph.D., 2012 The Invisible Labor: Nineteenth-Century Art, the Unconscious, and the Origins of Surrealism
Dilbeck, Gwynne, Ph.D., 2011 Opening the Gates of Paradise: Function and the Iconographical Program of Ghiberti’s Bronze Door
Riep, David, Ph.D., 2011 House of the Crocodile: South Sotho Art and History in Southern Africa
Buhler, Doyle, Ph.D., 2011 Capturing the Game: The Artist-Sportsman and Early Animal Conservation in American Hunting Imagery, 1830s-1890s
Stephens, Rachel E., Ph.D., 2010 America’s Portraitist: Ralph E. W. Earl and the Imaging of the Jacksonian Era
Kraus, Heidi, Ph.D., 2010 David, Architecture and the Dichotomy of Art
Kovacs, Claire, Ph.D., 2010 Edgar Degas and the Ottocento
Heineman, Anna, Ph.D., 2010 Nurturing Neighborhoods: Buster Simpson's Eco-Art
Crites, Danya A., Ph.D., 2010 From Mosque to Cathedral: The Social and Political Significations of Mudejar Architecture in Late Medieval Seville
Fisher, Joshua F., Ph.D., 2009 The Spiral Jetty in the Landscape of Time and Space
Liakos, Barbaranne E., Ph.D., 2009 The Civil War and Collective Memory: Reconstructing the National Conflict in Paintings and Prints, 1869-1894
Elliott, Katherine, Ph.D., 2009 Contact, Conquest and Commemoration: First Contact Imagery in Nineteenth and Early Twentieth-century American Art
Sutton, Elizabeth, Ph.D., 2009 Economics, Ethnography, and Empire: The Illustrated Travel Series of Cornelis Claesz, 1598-1603
Van Hoesen, Brett M., Ph.D., 2009 Weimar Re-visions of Germany's Colonial Past: Max Pechstein, Hannah Höch, László Moholy-Nagy
Ola, Abayomi, Ph.D., 2009 Critical Lines: The Parodies of Power in Yoruba Art
Rahmlow, Kurt, Ph.D., 2008 Anterior Decoratiors: Van Gogh, Gauguin, and Avante-Garde Enviroments at Arles and Le Pouldu
Sandhoff, Bridget K., Ph.D., 2007 Androgyny in Etruscan Art and Culture
Sailor, Rachel M., Ph.D., 2007 Meaningful Places: Nineteenth-century Photography and the Local Landscapes of the American West
Cleveland, Kimberly L., Ph.D., 2007 New Center, Old Periphery: Identity, and Regional Thematic Influences in Afro-Brazilian Art
Clunis, Sarah Anita, Ph.D., 2006 A ready-made diaspora.
Floyd, Kathryn M., Ph.D., 2006 Between Change and Continuity: Documenta 1955-2005
VanArragon, Elizabeth Jane, Ph.D., 2006 The photo league: views of urban experience in the 1930s and 1940s.
Salami, Gitti, Ph.D., 2005 Ordinarily extraordinary: Yakurr priest-chiefs' ritual performances and the Leboku festival.
Gilbert, Kristin King, Ph.D., 2005 Pedagogical innovation and reform at the Academie de France a Rome during the directorate of Charles-Joseph Natoire (1752-1775).
Cushwa, Anne Jennifer, Ph.D., 2005 Untitled: (a dissertation for Felix Gonzalez-Torres).
Allen, Melissa Susan Gaido, Ph.D., 2005 Donald Judd and the Marfa objective.
Vigil, Jennifer Claire, Ph.D., 2004 Drawing past, present and future: the legacy of the Plains Indian graphic tradition in the works of Arthur Amiotte.
Niedzialkowska, Beata, Ph.D., 2004 Ars Nova in Poland: artistic and cultural relations between Poland and Belgium in the late middle ages.
Bishop, Nancy, Ph.D., 2004 The Barberini gospels.
Cooksey, Susan Elizabeth, Ph.D., 2004 Iron staffs in the crossroads: art and divination in Toussiana, a southwestern Burkina Faso community.
Milbourne, Karen, Ph.D., 2003 Diplomacy in motion: art, pageantry and the politics of creativity in Barotseland.
Perkins, Stephen, Ph.D., 2003 Artists' periodicals and alternative artists' networks, 1963-1977 / by Stephen Edward Perkins.
Kim, Hee-Young, Ph.D., 2003 Harold Rosenberg's critique of the modernist aesthetic.
Bland, Cynthia Kay, Ph.D., 2002 Inspiration, innovation, and emotion: the early religious paintings of Eugene Delacroix.
Kann, Andrea Grace Justus, Ph.D., 2002 Picturing the world: the illustrated manuscripts of The Book of John Mandeville.
Hopson, Robert Randolph, Ph.D., 2002 The symbolist portraiture of Berthe Morisot.
Paulk, Ann Bronwyn, Ph.D., 2002 Thomas Eakins and antiheroic modernism.
Audeh, Aida, Ph.D., 2002 Rodin's Gates of hell and Dante's Divine comedy: an iconographic study.
Germundson, Curt, Ph.D., 2001 Kurt Schwitters in Hanover: investigation of a cultural environment.
Golczewski, Artur Zbigniew, Ph.D., 2001 The project of evaluation of values: from Foucault to Dada.
Locheed, Jessica Ann, Ph.D., 2000 Degas, Mallarme and symbolist aesthetics.
Kidrick, Valerie Anne, Ph.D., 2000 'Many goodly and pleasant bookes': the library of Henry VII.
Robertson, Wendy Lee, Ph.D., 2000 The discovery of a new measure: creative institutions and visionary arts from Black Mountain College to MOMA.
Thompson, Barbara, 1960-, Ph.D., 1999 Kiuza mpheho (return of the winds): the arts of healing among the Shambaa peoples of Tanzania.
Strom, Kirsten, Ph.D., 1999 Making history: Surrealism and the invention of a political culture .
Lermack, Annette Ingebretson, Ph.D., 1999 Fit for a queen: the psalter of Bonne of Luxembourg at the Cloisters .
Diamitani, Boureima Tiekoroni, Ph.D., 1999 Identities, Komo societies, and art among the Tagwa-Senufo of Burkina Faso.
Caccioli, David Anthony, Ph.D., 1999 Elements of romanization in Hellenistic Etruscan banquet scenes.
Molife, Brenda Joanne, Ph.D., 1998 Becoming Ndebele: the decorated homes of Matabeleland.
Finlayson, Cynthia Sue, Ph.D., 1998 Veil, turban and headpiece: funerary portraits and female status at Palmyra .
Zlatnik, Gail Parson, Ph.D., 1998 Myth, vision, and the harem in French painting, from Fontainebleau through the nineteenth century.
Tseng, Shao-Chien, Ph.D., 1998 Honore Daumier and the institution of art.
Stahr, Celia S., Ph.D., 1997 The social relations of "Abstract Expressionism": an alternative history.
McOmber, Christina Morris, Ph.D., 1997 Recovering female agency: Roman patronage and the Dominican convent of SS. Domenico e Sisto.
Rush, Dana Lynn, Ph.D., 1997 Vodun vortex: accumulative arts, histories, and religious consciousnesses along coastal Benin.
Hsu, Ching-yeh, Ph.D., 1996 Toward a revised reception theory: Marcel Duchamp and the American spectator, 1937-1968.
Frank, Susan Behrends, Ph.D., 1996 Un chien andalou and L'age d'or: the collaborations of Salvador Dali and Luis Bunuel.
Marchicelli, Graziella, Ph.D., 1996 Futurism and fascism: the politicization of art and the aestheticization of politics, 1909-1944.
Hanna-Vergara, Emily G., Ph.D., 1996 Masks of leaves and wood among the Bwa of Burkina Faso.
Risser, Julia Allison, Ph.D., 1996 Change and continuity in the architecture of the Kibidoue neighborhood.
Jordan, Manuel Alfonso, Ph.D., 1996 Tossing life in a basket: art and divination among Chokwe, Lunda, Luvale and related peoples of northwestern Zambia.
Ciofalo, John J., Ph.D., 1995 Goya's self-portraits: a transposition toward "truth" and romantic paganism.
Siedell, Daniel Andrew, Ph.D., 1995 An excavation of Tenth Street: the failure of modernism and the politics of postwar historiography.
Carpino, Alexandra Ann, Ph.D., 1993 Etruscan relief mirrors: origins, functions and cultural significance.
Banerji, Naseem Ahmed, Ph.D., 1993 The architecture and architectural decoration of the Adina Mosque, Pandua, West Bengal, India: the problem of the conjoined Buddhist, Hindu and Islamic motifs in the Mihrab niches.
Al-Tawil, Hashim, Ph.D., 1993 Early Arab icons: literary and archaeological evidence for the cult of religious images in pre-Islamic Arabia.
Paoletta, Donald, Ph.D., 1991 Thematic patronage in fifteenth century Mantua: Ludovico Gonzaga, Alberti and Mantegna.
Eckhardt, Patricia, Ph.D., 1990 Proudfoot and Bird, campus architects: building facilities for professional education at the University of Iowa, 1898-1910 .
Sizemore, Jean, Ph.D., 1989 Ozark vernacular: a study of rural houses in the Arkansas Ozarks, 1830-1930 .
Smithers, Stephen George, Ph.D., 1988 The typology and iconography of Etruscan terracotta curotrophic votives: the heads and bambini.
Hughes, Jeffrey A., Ph.D., 1988 Shah Jahan's Lal-Mahal at Bari and the tradition of Mughal hunting palaces.
Hegarty, Melinda Clancy, Ph.D., 1988 The decorative ensemble of the Sala dei Gigli in the Palazzo Vecchio in Florence.
Steele, Brian David, Ph.D., 1988 The reclining female nude in Venetian painting ca. 1500: ideal beauty, designed for interpretation .
Chuang, Su-o, Ph.D., 1987 The art of Li Fang-ying--a painter of himself: one of the eight eccentrics of Yang-chou .
Kelly, Claire C., Ph.D., 1986 The representation of the Trinity according to the filioque doctrine .
Benson, Timothy O., 1950-, Ph.D., 1985 Raoul Hausmann--the Dada years.
Chanzit, Gwen Finkel, Ph.D., 1985 Herbert Bayer: early purveyor of modernist design in America.
Smith, Walter Thomas, Ph.D., 1984 The Muktesvara Temple at Bhubaneswar: a contextual study of its architecture and sculptural program.
Wormhoudt, Kristi Ann, Ph.D., 1984 Manuscript illuminations by Giovanni di Paolo.
Pontynen, Arthur, Ph.D., 1983 The early development of Taoist art.
James, Jean M., Ph.D., 1983 An iconographic study of two late Han funerary monuments: the offering shrines of the Wu family and the multichamber tomb at Holingor .
Hoar, William John, Ph.D., 1983 Wang Mien and the Confucian factor in Chinese plum painting. Published
Brcak, Nancy J., Ph.D., 1983 The evolution of the Greek revival style in the domestic architecture of Ohio's Western Reserve, 1820-1860 .
Goddard, Stephen H., Ph.D., 1983 The Master of Frankfurt and his shop.
Komala, Wilma, Ph.D., 1982 The Windsor Castle Badshah Nama and its place in the development of historical painting during the reign of Shah Jahan, 1628-1658.
O'Brien, Elvy Setterqvist, Ph.D., 1982 Johan Tobias Sergell (1740-1814) and Neoclassicism: sculpture of Sergell's years abroad, 1767-1779.
Worthen, Thomas Fletcher, Ph.D., 1981 The harrowing of hell in the art of the Italian Renaissance.
Brooklyn, Jerrie Pike, Ph.D., 1981 Attic black-figure funerary plaques.
Collins, Charles Dillard, Ph.D., 1980 Iconographic sources for the sculptural program at Elephanta.
Strickland, Dianne Claire, Ph.D., 1980 Maximilian as patron: the Prayerbook .
Rosenthal, Mark (Mark Lawrence), Ph.D., 1979 Paul Klee and the arrow.
Oszuscik, Philippe, 1941-, Ph.D., 1979 A history of the architecture and urbanization of nineteenth century Davenport, Iowa.
Hamburgh, Harvey E., Ph.D., 1978 Aspects of the descent from the cross from Lippi to Cigoli.
Quick, David M., Ph.D., 1978 Meaning in the art of Barnett Newman and three of his contemporaries: a study of content in abstract expressionism.
Mustari, Louis Frank, Ph.D., 1975 The sculptor in the fourteenth century Florentine Opera del Duomo.
Wilson, John Montgomery, Ph.D., 1975 The painting of the passions in theory, practice and criticism in later eighteenth century France.
Gorder, Judith Elaine Appel, Ph.D., 1973 James McNeill Whistler: a study of the oil paintings, 1855-1869.
Morgan, Ann Lee, Ph.D., 1973 Toward the definition of early modernism in America: a study of Arthur Dove.
Dunbar, Burton L., Ph.D., 1972 The landscape art of Cornelis Massys.
Schlotterback, Thomas, Ph.D., 1972 The basis for Chinese influence in American art, 1784-1850.
Van Wagner, Judy Kay Collischan, Ph.D., 1972 Walter Murch.
Sterling, William Hilton, Ph.D., 1971 The wedding at Cana in western art of the fourteenth, fifteenth, and sixteenth centuries.
Alexander, John M., Ph.D., 1971 Analogies among the arts in eighteenth-century British criticism.
Buckley, Harry E., Ph.D., 1969 Guillaume Apollinaire as an art critic.
Benge, Glenn Franklin, Ph.D., 1969 The sculpture of Antoine-Louis Barye in American collections, with a catalogue raisonne.
Flak, John Henry Edmond, Ph.D., 1966 The iconographical and stylistic sources of the prints of Martin Schongauer.
Reich, Sheldon, Ph.D., 1966 John Marin.
Kimbrell, Leonard Buell, Ph.D., 1965 The illustrations of Paradise lost in England -1688-1802.
Mills, Lawrence Ferguson, 1923-, Ph.D., 1963 Pre-Columbian sculpture of Southeastern United States.
Dochterman, Lillian Natalie, 1928-, Ph.D., 1963 The stylistic development of the work of Charles Sheeler.
Eglinski, Edmund R., 1931-, Ph.D., 1963 Sienese Dugento painting; a catalogue of painting before Duccio.
Eckert, William Dean, 1927-, Ph.D., 1961 The Renaissance stage in Italy: a study of the evolution of the perspective scene.
Haworth, Dale Keith, 1924-, Ph.D., 1960 Early Christian wall and ceiling mosaics from Italy - a stylistic analysis.
Gannon, William Louis, 1920-, Ph.D., 1960 Carriage, coach, and wagon; the design and decoration of American horse-drawn vehicles.
Humphrey, Donald Gray, 1920-, Ph.D., 1958 The sculpture of the Cathedral of Amiens; a descriptive, iconographic, and stylistic study based on three-dimensional slides in the collection of the State University of Iowa.
Gross, Calvin David, 1927-, Ph.D., 1958 A historical catalogue of Gothic secular architecture of Great Britain, France, Italy, Germany, Belgium, and Holland in the three dimensional slide collection of the State University of Iowa.
Day, Robert Edgar, 1919-, Ph.D., 1958 A historical catalogue of Italian sculpture, 1200-1500, in the three dimensional slide collection, the State University of Iowa.
Blizzard, Allan Gerald, 1929-, Ph.D., 1958 A historical catalogue of modern Italian art in the State University of Iowa three dimensional slide collection.
Mueller, Earl George, 1914-, Ph.D., 1958 Jean Le Tavernier of Audenarde.
McCloy, William Ashby, 1913-, Ph.D., 1958 The Ofhuys chronicle and Hugo van der Goes.
Kortlander, William Clark, 1925-, Ph.D., 1958 An historical catalogue of the religious architecture of Great Britain from the Anglo-Saxon period to 1600 in the State University of Iowa three dimensional slide collection.
McMillan, Robert Wardrop, 1915-, Ph.D., 1958 The sculpture of Chartres Cathedral, a study based on the three dimensional color slides in the collection of the State University of Iowa.
Blackwell, John Victor, 1919-, Ph.D., 1957 An historical catalogue of Italian, French, and German Romanesque architecture and sculpture in the State University of Iowa three dimensional slide collection.
Harrison, Robert Rice, 1908-, Ph.D., 1957 An historical catalogue of Greek sculpture in the three dimensional slide collection of the State University of Iowa.
Sieber, Roy, 1923-, Ph.D., 1957 African tribal sculpture.
Hodge, Gordon Stuart, 1915-, Ph.D., 1957 A historical catalogue of French Gothic churches in the State University of Iowa three dimensional slide collection.
Tucker, Norval, 1925-, Ph.D., 1957 A catalogue of Etruscan and Roman art and architecture in the three dimensional slide collection of the State University of Iowa.
Huper, Marie Sophie, 1922-, Ph.D., 1956 The architectural monuments of the Hypnerotomachia Poliphili.
Li, Chu-tsing, 1920-, Ph.D., 1955 The five senses in art: an analysis of its development in Northern Europe.
Leach, Frederick Darwin, 1924-, Ph.D., 1955 William Hogarth's subscription-tickets: a vehicle for eighteenth century satire on contemporary taste.
Gralapp, Leland Wilson, 1921-, Ph.D., 1953 Images of the child cult in Mid-Victorian book illustration.
Fowler, Clayton Vought, 1912-, Ph.D., 1951 Shakespeare's sonnet 24 in the light of sixteenth century art theory.
Newton, Francis John, 1912-, Ph.D., 1951 Representations from Psalm 84.11,12: an iconographic study.
Running, Paul David, 1923-, Ph.D., 1951 The flagellation of Christ: a study in iconography.
Kearl, Stanley Brandon, 1913-, Ph.D., 1949 A series of sculptures.
Kinzinger, Edmund Daniel, 1888 -, Ph.D., 1942 A series of oil paintings