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 teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on Dutch and Flemish art of the early modern period, the history of printmaking, portraiture, and other topics. Stephanie 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. Her curatorial work includes exhibitions for the National Gallery of Canada (Ottawa), the National Gallery of Art (Washington, DC), the Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York), the Agnes Etherington Art Centre, and other museums. Her research and publications explore the art of Rembrandt van Rijn, Jan Lievens, Anthony van Dyck, and related artists, with particular interests in the cultural practice of portraiture, representations of gender and emotion, the making and collecting of prints, and the intersection of art, religion, and literature in the early modern world. Stephanie is a past president and active participant in Historians of Netherlandish Art ( ).

Currently, Stephanie is co-curator of a major exhibition, Rembrandt in Amsterdam: Creativity and Competition, on view at the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, 14 July to 6 September 2021 and the Städel Museum, Frankfurt, 6 October 2021 to 30 January 2022. Related video presentations can be found at:

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