Faculty and Staff
Jeffrey Schrader is Associate Professor of Art History, specializing in the Renaissance and Baroque periods and the art of the Spanish-speaking world. He received the B.A. from Stanford University, the M.A. from Oberlin College, and the Ph.D. from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University. Schrader is head of the art history area in the Visual Arts Department, where he teaches courses on a range of subjects, including the medieval period, the Renaissance, and Pre-Columbian art.
His research interests include the origin and development of miraculous images, the role of royal patronage in shaping the arts in early modern Europe, and the contacts among Spain and colonial Latin America. More recently, he has spoken on the fortunes of sacred art during iconoclastic outbreaks in modern Spain, especially during the Civil War of 1936–39.
Publications include an article on the influence of El Greco (c.1541–1614) on modern American painters, a study of iconoclasm and royal portraits in nineteenth- and twentieth-century Spain, and a forthcoming essay about miraculous images in Spanish Bolivia. Since 2013, he has been co-editor of the annual Visual Arts issue of the Hispanic Research Journal, published by Queen Mary University of London.
Through his recent work as General Secretary of the American Society for Hispanic Art Historical Studies, Schrader has also sought to promote the study of the arts of Spain, Portugal, and the Iberian world.