Dr. Victor Schmidt

Associate Professor
Art History
Art History

Victor M. Schmidt was until his retirement in May 2024 associate professor in the history of art. Victor's major area of expertise is late Medieval and Renaissance art, with special reference to panel painting, the typology and function of art objects, iconography and iconology, the social position of the artist, and early art theory and historiography. Major publications in these areas:

Italian panel painting of the Duecento and Trecento (Studies in the history of art, 61), ed. Victor M. Schmidt, Washington, D.C.: National Gallery of Art, 2002.

Painted piety: panel paintings for personal devotion in Tuscany, 1250-1400, Florence: Centro Di, 2005.

The altar and its environment, 1150-1400 (Studies in the visual cultures of the Middle Ages, 4), Turnhout: Brepols, 2010, edited with Justin Kroesen.

Stendardi e gonfaloni processionali dalle Marche. Tardo medioevo e Rinascimento, Fermignano (PU): Edizioni Centro Studi "G. Mazzini", 2020.

Currently Victor is a member of the scientific committees of the periodicals Prospettiva, La Diana. Rivista semestrale della Scuola di Specializzazione in Beni Storico Artistici dell'Università degli studi di Siena, Arte marchigiana (ISSN 2385-0523), and Studi montefeltrani. He is also board member of the Stichting voor Nederlandse Kunsthistorische Publicaties, which publishes the periodical Simiolus.