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James R. Jewitt

Associate Professor
  • Chair, Visual Arts Minor
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James R. Jewitt specializes in the art and architecture of early modern Europe, with a focus on collecting and display practices in Renaissance and 17th-century Italy and France. His articles on the artists Titian, Dosso Dossi, and Nicolas Poussin, among others, have appeared in venues such as The Burlington Magazine, Journal of the History of Collections, and Artibus et Historiae. Dr. Jewitt routinely shares his research at the College Art Association, Renaissance Society of America, and SECAC. In addition, he is chair of the interdisciplinary Visual Arts & Society Minor at Virginia Tech.

Early modern art and architecture, Renaissance Italy, history of collecting and display, Titian, Nicolas Poussin

ART 1104: Language of Visual Arts
ART 4104: Interpretation of Visual Arts, Visual Arts and Society Minor

“Poussin and opera: the subject of the ‘Landscape with a man killed by a snake.’” The Burlington Magazine, forthcoming Summer 2023.

“Titian and textile: Rediscovering the Loredan Collection between Venice and Brescia.” Journal of the History of Collections. (Nov., 2022).

“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 (Dec., 2020): 187-209.

“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.

Excellence in Scholarship Award, College of Architecture, Arts, and Design, Virginia Tech, 2023

Excellence in Teaching Award, College of Architecture, Arts, and Design, Virginia Tech, 2020

Excellence in Outreach Award, College of Architecture, Arts, and Design, Virginia Tech, 2018


B.A. Art History and English, Hartwick College

M.A., Histsory of Art and Architecture, University of Pittsburgh

Ph.D., History of Art and Architecture, Certificate in Medieval and Renaissance Studies, University of Pittsburgh