Stephanie Dickey

Stephanie Dickey

Professor and Bader Chair in Northern Baroque Art

Department of Art History and Art Conservation

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Stephanie Dickey teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on Dutch and Flemish art of the early modern period, the history of printmaking, the art of portraiture, and other topics. Stephanie received her PhD from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, and taught at Indiana University before joining the Queen's faculty in 2006. She is the author of numerous publications that explore the art of Rembrandt van Rijn, Anthony van Dyck, Jan Lievens and related artists, with particular interests in the cultural practice of portraiture, representations of gender and emotion, and the making and collecting of prints.  Stephanie recently curated a major exhibition, Rembrandt in Amsterdam, for the National Gallery of Canada, and has collaborated on exhibitions for the National Gallery of Art (Washington, DC), the Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York), and other museums. Stephanie is a past president and active participant in the international scholarly society, Historians of Netherlandish Art.

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: Insights and Discoveries. Stephanie Dickey [ed.], Amsterdam Studies in the Dutch Golden Age. Amsterdam University Press, 2017.

Rembrandt and his Circle book cover

Conchophilia: Shells, Art, and Curiosity in Early Modern Europe, Marisa Anne Bass, Anne Goldgar, Hanneke Grootenboer, and Claudia Swan. Stephanie Dickey, contributor. Princeton University Press, 2021.


Ferdinand Bol and Govert Flinck: New Research. Stephanie S. Dickey (ed.), W Books/Queen's University, 2017.

Bol and Flinck book cover from the side

Aemulatio: Essays in Honor of Erik Jan Sluijter. Stephanie S. Dickey, et al. (eds.), W Books, 2011.


Jan Lievens: A Dutch Master Rediscovered, National Gallery of Art, Washington, Milwaukee Art Museum, and Rembrandthuis, Amsterdam, 2008-09. Stephanie Dickey [ed.].

Jan Lievens book cover

The Passions in the Arts of the Early Modern Netherlands, Stephanie S. Dickey [ed.], Netherlands Yearbook for History of Art, vol. 60, Brill Publishing, 2010. 

The passions in the arts book cover

Rembrandt: Portraits in Print, Stephanie S. Dickey, John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2004.

Rembrandt Portraits in Print book cover from the side