Art History & Art Conservation

Department of Art History & Art Conservation
Stephanie Dickey

Stephanie Dickey

Professor and Bader Chair in Northern Baroque Art
Ontario Hall
(613) 533 6000 x78774

Stephanie Dickey received her PhD from New York University's Institute of Fine Arts. She taught at Indiana University before joining the Queen's faculty in 2006 and has collaborated on exhibitions for the National Gallery of Art (Washington, DC) and the Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York). She is a past president and active participant in Historians of Netherlandish Art ( ). Stephanie teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on Dutch and Flemish art of the early modern period, feminism and art history, the history of printmaking, and other topics. Her research and publications explore the art of Rembrandt van Rijn, Anthony van Dyck and related artists, with particular interests in the cultural practice of portraiture, the representation of the passions, the making and collecting of prints, and the intersection of art, religion, and literature in the early modern world.

Stephanie's current research interests include early print and shell collecting and Rembrandt's relationship to the art market and the rise of genre imagery in Dutch art. For the Agnes Etherington Art Centre, she organized the exhibition Rembrandt and Company: Dutch 17th-Century Paintings from the Bader Collection, on view through 11 April 202, and she is co-curator of a major exhibition, Rembrandt in Amsterdam: Creativity and Competition, that will be on view at the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, 14 May to 6 September 2021 and the Städel Museum, Frankfurt, 6 October 2021 to 30 January 2022.

The current exhibition at the Agnes:

Research Interests

History of emotion, representations of women and gender, portraiture as a cultural practice, history of printmaking, the art market and collecting, with a focus on Dutch and Flemish art of the seventeenth century, especially the work of Rembrandt van Rijn and artists in his circle. 

Recent Publications

Rembrandt and his Circle

Bol and Flinck

Aemulatio - Imitation, emulation, and invention in Netherlandish art from 1500 to 1800

Jan Lievens - A Dush Master Rediscovered

The Passion in the Arts of Early Modern Netherlands

Rembrandt - Portraits in Print