Priscilla Schwarz, PhD
Lecturer in Art History
Priscilla Schwarz is an art historian specializing in nineteenth-century French art. Her current interest is in early twentieth-century American sculpture. She received her B.A. from Barnard College of Columbia University with a double major in Art History and English Literature. She holds an M.A. and Ph.D. in Art History from Rutgers University. Schwarz teaches Art Survey I and II, Nineteenth-Century Art, and, in OSU's Honors College, four sections of Western Humanities (Ancient World through 20th Century). Since 1995, when she joined the faculty, she has also taught courses in Renaissance, Baroque, and Twentieth-Century Art.
Since 2013, Schwarz has been researching the work of Annetta Johnson (sister-in-law of American sculptor, Augustus Saint Gaudens) and the sculpture of Annetta's brother Burt W. Johnson (Schwarz's grandfather).
Current and Recent Projects:
Exhibition on the work of Annetta Johnson St. Gaudens, presented by Art Meets Architecture, Fine Arts Building, Los Angeles, CA, September and October 2019
“Burt W. Johnson's Garfield Park World War I Memorial” (planned submission 2020); ongoing
work (articles and eventual book) on the sculpture of Burt W. Johnson.
“Problematic Pacifism: Annetta Johnson St. Gaudens’s WWI Lunette Salvation,” (under review, 2019).
“Burt Johnson’s World War One Memorials - Honoring the Centennial of Armistice Day, Nov. 11, 1918,” presented by Art Meets Architecture, Fine Arts Building, Los Angeles, CA, November 8 – December 9, 2018.