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.