Dorothy Johnson

University of Iowa
Art & Art History

Dorothy Johnson is Roy J. Carver Professor of Art History. Her area of specialization is 18th and 19th century French and European art. She is the author of David to Delacroix: the Rise of Romantic Mythology (UNC Press, 2011). Her articles and essays have appeared in The Art BulletinArt HistoryGazette des Beaux-ArtsEighteenth-Century StudiesMaster DrawingsThe Cambridge Companion to DelacroixStudies in Voltaire and the Eighteenth Century, among others. In 2005, she received the Regents' Award for Faculty Excellence from the University of Iowa. From 1995–2009, she served as the Director of the School of Art & Art History. During this time, she worked to realize a new building for the School, the award-winning Art Building West, designed by the internationally acclaimed architect Steven Holl.