SOVA | James Jewitt
School of Visual Arts, SOVA, Virginia Tech, Graphic Design, Studio Art, Art, Creative Technologies, Art History
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Collegiate Associate Professor / Chair of Visual Arts Minor

James Jewitt


Office: 351A Henderson Hall

Phone: 540-232-8474



Dr. James R. Jewitt is collegiate associate professor in the School of Visual Arts and chair of the interdisciplinary Visual Arts Minor. He received his Ph.D. in the history of art and architecture, as well as Advanced Certificate in Medieval and Renaissance Studies, from the University of Pittsburgh. His research focuses on art in early modern Europe, with particular emphasis on the collection and display of paintings in Italy and France. His articles on Titian, Dosso Dossi, and Nicolas Poussin, among others, have appeared in The Burlington Magazine and Artibus et Historiae. Dr. Jewitt routinely shares his research at the College Art Association, SECAC, Renaissance Society of America, and Association for General and Liberal Studies.


Dr. Jewitt teaches the gateway and capstone courses for the Visual Arts Minor. His other teaching areas include the history of art and architecture in the medieval and early modern periods, the history of collecting, and art history theory and methodologies.


Selected Publications


“Revisiting Titian’s ‘Flight into Egypt’ at Ca’ Loredan, Venice.” The Burlington Magazine, 163, 1414 (Jan., 2021): 28-33.


“Dosso Dossi’s Jupiter Painting Butterflies: Artistic Rivalry and Imitation in Renaissance Ferrara.” Artibus et Historiae, 41, 82 (December 2020): 187-209.


“Liberty on the Lagoon: Venetian Images of the Red Sea, 1480 – 1530.” In Formations of Identity: Society, Politics and Landscape, ed. F. Martin and E. Yanoviak (Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2016): 1- 18.


“Eliza Fortuna: reconsidering the ‘Ditchley portrait’ of Elizabeth I.” The Burlington Magazine, 156, 1334 (May, 2014): 293-298.


“Weaving together an identity in Nicolas Poussin’s Landscape with an anchorite saint.” The Burlington Magazine, 153, 1298 (May, 2011): 307-311.