Anne Proctor

Anne ProctorAssistant Professor of Art and Architectural History

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(401) 254-3604aproctor@rwu.eduAR 258


Ph.D. University of Texas, Austin M.A. Syracuse University M.Ed. Harvard University

Anne Proctor is an Assistant Professor of Art and Architectural History at Roger Williams University, where she teaches university Core courses, survey courses in art and architectural history, and specialized undergraduate and graduate courses that focus on the Italian Renaissance. Professor Proctor holds an M.Ed. from Harvard University (2001), an M.A. from Syracuse University (2007), and a Ph.D. in Art History from the University of Texas at Austin (2013, dissertation: “Vincenzo Danti at the Medici Court: Constructing Professional Identity in Late Renaissance Florence”).

Her research focuses on sculpture, collaborative commissions, court spaces, and the professional status of artists in late Renaissance Italy, with recent work on the foundation of the Accademia del Disegno in Florence in 1563 and the career of Giorgio Vasari at the court of duke Cosimo I de’ Medici. Her scholarship engages the question of what it meant to be a local artist and a court artist during the sixteenth century, a period of political change across the Italian peninsula and also an era of great mobility for artists. Professor Proctor has presented papers at conferences and symposia in the United States, Canada, and Europe, including the Sixteenth Century Society Conference and the annual conference of the Renaissance Society of America.