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School of Communications and the Arts


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Dr. Anne Bertrand-Dewsnap

Lecturer for Core Art History


Dr. Anne Bertrand-Dewsnap works on seventeenth-century French and Italian paintings and prints.  Her specific areas of scholarship are the paintings of Philippe de Champaigne, the portraits and self-portraits of Simon Vouet, and the prints of Jacques Callot.  She has lectured on 17th-century French and Italian topics in colleges and museums throughout the United States as well as abroad and has received grants from the Andrew Mellon Foundation and the Samuel H. Kress Foundation.


PhD, Art History, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
MA, Art History, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
BA, Art History, Magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, Smith College, Northampton, MA

Research Interests/Areas of Focus

Seventeenth-century French and Italian paintings and prints

Selected Publications

The Story of an Unlikely Acquisition – Jacques Callot’s Miseries of War.  Marist Books Publications, Marist College, Poughkeepsie, New York, 2018.

Lois Walsh – Non Finito. Exhibition pamphlet, Marist College Art Gallery, Marist College, New York, November 2017.

“The Mythic Figure and the Heroic Artist.”  In The Mythic Figure, exhibition catalogue, Schick Art Gallery, Skidmore College, 2013.

Philippe de Champaigne ou la figure du peintre janséniste: Lecture critique des rapports entre Port-Royal et les arts [Marianne Cojannot-Le Blanc, ed., Paris, Nolin, 2011].  In online, March 2012.  Address:

“Les portraits italiens de Vouet: le langage pictural de l’âme.”  In Simon Vouet (les années italiennes, 1613/1627), exhibition catalogue, Musée des Beaux-Arts, Nantes and Musée des Beaux-Arts et d’Archéologie, Besançon, Hazan, 2008, pp.39-48.

Selected Presentations

“Vanitas or Veritas: The Self-Portraits of Renaissance and Baroque Women Painters.”  16th Annual Women and Society Conference, Marist College, Poughkeepsie (2007)

“A Décor for Meditative Retreat and Political Subterfuge: Philippe de Champaigne’s Landscapes for Anne of Austria’s Val-de-Grâce.”  College Art Association Annual Conference, Philadelphia (2002)

“André Félibien on Philippe de Champaigne: When Moral Fortitude Replaces Artistic Genius.”  Annual Conference of the Universities Art Association of Canada, Ontario College of Art and Design, Toronto, Canada (1999)

“Maria de’ Medici and Anne of Austria: The Politics of Religious Patronage and the Shaping of Female Regal Identity in Seventeenth-Century France.”  24th Annual Conference of the Association of Art Historians, University of Plymouth, Exeter, England (1998)

“Anne of Austria and the Convent of the Val-de-Grâce: A Transgression of Space.”  Feminist Art and Art History Conference, Barnard College, New York (1998)

Awards and Honors

Andrew Mellon Pre-Doctoral Fellowship
Samuel H. Kress Foundation, Travel Fellowship
Zonta Foundation Award