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Predoctoral Dissertation Fellows, 1965 – 2016

1994 – 1995

Roann Barris [University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign]
Samuel H. Kress Fellow, 1993 – 1995
Chaos by Design: The Constructivist Stage and Its Reception

Timothy Davis [University of Texas at Austin]  not in residence
Chester Dale Fellow, 1994 – 1995
Contested Terrain: Washington, D.C.'s Rock Creek and Potomac Parkway as a Case Study in Urban Landscape History

Jesús R. Escobar [Princeton University]  not in residence
Chester Dale Fellow, 1994 – 1995
The Plaza Mayor of Madrid: Architecture and Urbanism for the Capital of Spain, 1560 – 1630

Maria Gough [Harvard University]
Paul Mellon Fellow, 1992 – 1995
The Forgotten Dialogue: Russian Constructivism and Russian Formalism in the Early 1920s

Jodi Hauptman [Yale University]
Wyeth Fellow, 1993 – 1995
Vision and Spectatorship in the Work of Joseph Cornell

Cynthia Robinson [University of Pennsylvania]
Andrew W. Mellon Fellow, 1993 – 1995
Meaning in Art and Architecture of the Muluk al-Tawa'if: The Reconstruction of an "Imaginaire"

Kathryn Smith [New York University, Institute of Fine Arts]
Mary Davis Fellow, 1993 – 1995
Canonizing the Apocryphal: London British Library Egerton MS. 2781 and Its Visual, Devotional, and Social Contexts

Lydia Thompson [New York University, Institute of Fine Arts]
Ittleson Fellow, 1993 – 1995
The Yi'nan Tomb

Mariët Westermann [New York University, Institute of Fine Arts]
David E. Finley Fellow, 1992 – 1995
Jan Steen and the Visual Poetics of Farce

Eugene Yuejin Wang [Harvard University]  in residence fall 1995
Ittleson Fellow, 1994 – 1995
Sculptural Optics and Architectural Tropology:The Dragon-Tiger Pagoda and Chinese Medieval Visual Culture


1993 – 1994

Aline Brandauer [City University of New York, Graduate School and University Center]
Paul Mellon Fellow, 1991 – 1994
In the Beginning All the World Was America: The Surrealist Construction of the New World or the Semiotic Unbound

Karen Fiss [Yale University]
Mary Davis Fellow, 1992 – 1994
"Deutschland in Paris": The German Pavilion of 1937 and Franco-German Cultural Relations

Kathleen Howe [University of New Mexico]  not in residence
Chester Dale Fellow, 1993 – 1994
Egypt Recovered: The Photography of Maxime Du Camp, Félix Teynard, and John Beasley Greene, and the Development of Egyptology

Kenneth D. S. Lapatin [University of California, Berkeley]
David E. Finley Fellow, 1991 – 1994
Greek and Roman Chryselephantine Statuary

Lyle Massey [University of California, Los Angeles]  not in residence
Chester Dale Fellow, 1993 – 1994
The Gamble of the Gaze: An Investigation of Visual Illusion through the History of Anamorphosis and Trompe l'Oeil

Donald McColl [University of Virginia]
  not in residence
Robert H. and Clarice Smith Fellow, 1993 – 1994
Christ and the Woman of Samaria: Studies in Art and Piety in the Age of the Reformation

Nicole Rousmaniere [Harvard University]

Andrew W. Mellon Fellow, 1992 – 1994
Vessels of Influence: Early Japanese Porcelain and Its Production in Northern Kyushu

T. Barton Thurber [Harvard University]
Samuel H. Kress Fellow, 1992 – 1994
Religious Architecture in Turin and Piedmont, 1560 – 1610: Buildings, Projects, and Strategies in the Center and Periphery

Dorothy Wong [Harvard University]
Ittleson Fellow, 1992 – 1994
Public Religious Monuments: Chinese Buddhist Steles of the Northern and Southern Dynasties, 386 – 581


1992 – 1993

Patricia Bochi [University of Pennsylvania]
Samuel H. Kress Fellow, 1991 – 1993
Agricultural Scenes in the Private Tombs of the Eighteenth Dynasty: A Study in Iconographic Polyvalence

Harold Foss Foster [City University of New York, Graduate School and University Center]
Paul Mellon Fellow, 1990 – 1993
The Surrealist Attraction to the Uncanny, the Outmoded, and the Exotic

Gabriele Guercio [Yale University]  not in residence
Chester Dale Fellow, 1992 – 1993
The Identity of the Artist: Theory and History of the Monographical Approach in the Literature of Art

Dana Leibsohn [University of California, Los Angeles]
Ittleson Fellow, 1991 – 1993
Mapping Memory: The Art of Nahua History

Richard Lewis [Northwestern University]
Wyeth Fellow, 1991 – 1993
Interesting Particulars and Melancholy Occurrences: The Visual Representation of Philadelphian Shipping Culture, 1784 – 1834

Pauline Thayer Maguire [Columbia University]
Mary Davis Fellow, 1991 – 1993
Poussin in France: Chantelou's Collection

Dominique Malaquais [Columbia University]
Andrew W. Mellon Fellow, 1991 – 1993
Patterns of Space, Designs of Power: Architecture of the Bamileke Kings

Bratislav Pantelić [University of Pennsylvania]  not in residence
Chester Dale Fellow, 1992 – 1993
The Architecture of the Catholicon of the Monastery of Dečani in Serbia

Claudia Swan [Columbia University]  not in residence
Robert H. and Clarice Smith Fellow, 1992 – 1993
Jacques de Gheyn II and the Representation of the Natural World in The Netherlands, 1585 – 1629

Philip Hotchkiss Walsh [Harvard University]
David E. Finley Fellow, 1990 – 1993
The Atelier of Gustave Moreau at the École des Beaux-Arts

1991 – 1992

Matthew Affron [Yale University]
Samuel H. Kress Fellow, 1990 – 1992
The Advent of the Object: The Art and Art Theory of Fernand Léger, 1925 – 1940

Robert Edward Haywood [University of Michigan]
Wyeth Fellow, 1990 – 1992
Beyond the Canvas: The Invention of Happenings

Julie Berger Hochstrasser [University of California, Berkeley]  not in residence
Robert H. and Clarice Smith Fellow, 1991 – 1992
Life and Still Life: A Cultural Inquiry into Seventeenth-Century Dutch Still-Life Painting

Ronda J. Kasl [New York University, Institute of Fine Arts]
Paul Mellon Predoctoral Fellow, 1989 – 1992
The Cartuja de Miraflores: A Study of Royal Patronage and Hispano-Flemish Style in Fifteenth-Century Burgos

Laurie Jean Monahan [Harvard University]  not in residence
Chester Dale Fellow, 1991 – 1992
The Massacres of André Masson and the Chaos of Representation

Kevin Dean Murphy [Northwestern University]
Mary Davis Fellow, 1990 – 1992
Architectural Restoration in France, 1830 – 1848

Nadine M. Orenstein [New York University, Institute of Fine Arts]
David E. Finley Predoctoral Fellow, 1989 – 1992
Hendrick Hondius (Duffel 1573 – The Hague 1650): Prints and the Business of Printmaking in Seventeenth-Century Holland

Ethel Sara Wolper [University of California, Los Angeles]
Ittleson Fellow, 1990 – 1992
Patronage and Practice in Late Saljuk and Early Beylik Anatolia: A Study of Dervish Lodges in Northeastern Anatolian Cities


1990 – 1991

Barbara Shapiro Comte [Harvard University]  not in residence
Chester Dale Fellow, 1990 – 1991
The Modern Architectural Drawing in Its Context: Paris, 1791 – 1870

Isabelle Frank [Harvard University]
Paul Mellon Fellow, 1988 – 1991
Melozzo da Forli and the Rome of Sixtus IV

Alessandra Galizzi [The Johns Hopkins University]
David E. Finley Fellow, 1988 – 1991
Francia and Devotional Expression in Italian Art, c. 1500

Randall C. Griffin [University of Delaware]
Wyeth Predoctoral Fellow, 1989 – 1991
Thomas Anshutz: A Contextual Study of His Art, Teaching, and Influence

Amy Kurlander [Harvard University]
Mary Davis Predoctoral Fellow, 1989 – 1991
The Later Work of Camille Corot: Varieties of Landscape Practice, 1850 – 1867

Mitchell F. Merling [Brown University]
Samuel H. Kress Predoctoral Fellow, 1989 – 1991
Marco Boschini and His Circle: Art, Theory, and Culture in Mid-Seventeenth-Century Venice

D. Fairchild Ruggles [University of Pennsylvania]
Ittleson Predoctoral Fellow, 1989 – 1991
Madīnat al-Zahrā's Constructed Landscape: A Case Study in Islamic Garden and Architectural History

Frederic Schwartz [Columbia University]  not in residence
Chester Dale Fellow, 1990 – 1991
The New Unity: Art and Technology at the Bauhaus