James R. Jewitt

Virginia Tech
203 Draper Rd
Blacksburg, VA 24061
(tel) 540-231-5547
(fax) 540-231-5761

James R. Jewitt specializes in the art and architecture of early modern Europe, 1400-1700, with a focus on Italy, England, and the Low Countries. He received his Ph.D. in art history and Advanced Certificate in Medieval and Renaissance Studies from the University of Pittsburgh. His current research projects examine collecting and display practices in Renaissance Venice, the theories and reception of landscape painting, and the patronage of the English courtier Sir Henry Lee (1533-1611). James has published articles in The Burlington Magazine on the portraits of Queen Elizabeth I of England, and on Nicolas Poussin’s activities as a landscape painter in Rome and Spain. His research has been supported by the Andrew Mellon Foundation, Delmas Foundation, Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Newberry Renaissance Consortium, and numerous travel awards. His teaching areas include the History of Collecting, Landscape Painting, Medieval Humanities, and the Criticism and Methodology of art history.