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Stephen J. Campbell

STEPHEN J. CAMPBELL is the Henry and Elizabeth Wiesenfeld Professor in the Department of History of Art at Johns Hopkins University. He received a bachelor’s degree from Trinity College in Dublin, a master’s degree from the University of North Carolina, and a PhD from Johns Hopkins. Before joining the faculty of Johns Hopkins in 2002, he taught at Case Western Reserve University, the University of Michigan, and the University of Pennsylvania. A central concern of his work on painting and sculpture in Italy is the historical investigation of what we call “style” and its role in visual communication, as well as questions of canon formation and the geography of art. He has published Cosmè Tura of Ferrara: Style and Politics in the Renaissance City 1450-1495, and The Cabinet of Eros: Renaissance Mythological Painting and the Studiolo of Isabella d’Este, as well as editing several volumes of collected studies. In 1993, Dr. Campbell published a book for a general audience called The Great Irish Famine of 1847-1851, with a preface by President Mary Robinson of Ireland. In 2002, he was guest curator at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston, for the exhibition Cosmè Tura: Painting and Design in Renaissance Ferrara, and again in 2015-16, for the exhibition Ornament and Illusion: Carlo Crivelli of Venice. His most recent book Art in Italy 1400-1600, co-authored with Michael Cole (2011), has appeared in Japanese and Italian, and a revised and extended edition will appear later this year. He has held post-doctoral fellowships at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies at Villa I Tatti in Florence; the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts, National Gallery, Washington, and The Clark Institute, Williamstown MA.