Shelley Zuraw

Associate Professor of Art History
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N332, Lamar Dodd School of Art

Shelley Zuraw received her MA and PhD at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, where she worked with John Pope-Hennessy. Since 1992 she has taught Renaissance and Baroque art at the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia.  There, between 1998 and 2008, she was both head of art history and Associate Director of the School of Art.  Between 2007 and 2009 she was President of the Italian Art Society. Her research focuses on fifteenth-century sculpture, especially in Florence and Rome. She has published articles on the sculpture in the Palazzo Venezia, Mino da Fiesole’s tombs in the Florentine Badia, Mino’s Medici portraits, the fifteenth-century plans for the façade of Santa Maria del Fiore, Florence, the tomb of Cardinal Niccolò Forteguerri in San Clemente, Rome, two quattrocento tombs in Rome for Cardinal Marco Barbo and Bishop Giovanni Francesco Brusati, Andrea Bregno and Michelangelo, and Vasari’s lives of the “little marble masters”. Coming out shortly is an article on a lost relief of Apollo from the Stroganoff Collection. She has just finished an article on inscriptions on portrait busts and is hoping to finish another on Brunelleschi and the Trecento. In 2014 she chaired two RSA sessions with a former student on Renaissance narrative reliefs.  Those sessions are being prepared for submission to Ashgate for publication. 


Research Detail: 

Italian Renaissance Art

  • Sculpture in Florence and Rome
  • Prints of Sculpture
  • Portraits in Marble and Bronze
  • Tomb Sculpture
  • Sculpted Altarpieces

Shelley Zuraw's news

November 14, 2016