Texas Tech University

Brian Steele

Ph.D., University of Iowa
Associate Professor of Art History (Renaissance & Baroque; Venetian School)

Brian D. Steele, Ph.D. University of Iowa, with specialization in Venetian Painting of the Renaissance, is Associate Professor of Art History in the School of Art at Texas Tech University. His research focuses on 16th-century Venice: recent investigation of works by Giovanni Bellini, Titian, and Paolo Veronese engages issues of iconography, site, function, and viewer reception. He has presented papers at meetings of the Renaissance Society of America, the Sixteenth Century Studies and Conference, and the South-Central Renaissance Conference, and has authored essays in such venues as Studies in Iconography, the Sixteenth Century Journal, and Source: Notes in the History of Art; recent publications include “Clarissa Strozzi: Titian's Portrait of the Bride as Young Girl," in The Early Modern Child in Art and History (2015); “The Politics of Representation: Paolo Veronese, Benedetto da Mantova, the Wedding at Cana for S. Giorgio Maggiore,” Iconocrazia 10 (2016); and “Force Constrained: Hercules in Sixteenth-Century Venice,” Iconocrazia 13 (2018). “Open Secrets:  Allah's Presence in Mantegna's S. Zeno Altarpiece,” is forthcoming in Iconocrazia (2020).

Contact Information

Email: brian.steele@ttu.edu
Phone: 806-834-3165