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Amy Knight Powell

James S. Ackerman Resident in the History of Art
April 24–July 17, 2023
Associate Professor of Art History, University of Southern California

Amy Knight Powell is associate professor of art history at the University of Southern California, having joined the Department of Art History in 2019. She previously taught at the University of California, Irvine. Powell received her BA from the University of California, Berkeley, and received a PhD from Harvard University in 2004.

Powell’s research focuses on Northern European art and visual culture from 1400 to 1700, and especially painting in the Low Countries. Her 2012 book Depositions: Scenes from the Late Medieval Church and the Modern Museum was widely acclaimed. She has published a number of articles in Art History, Oxford Art Journal, and the Art Bulletin. Two current book projects are exploring the history of easel painting and iconoclasm in seventeenth-century Dutch landscape painting.