UT Tyler Art Professor Published
Dr. Jill Blondin, assistant art professor at The University of Texas at Tyler, wrote an article titled, Pope Sixtus IV at Assisi: The Promotion of Papal Power, which was recently published in the book Patronage and Dynasty: The Rise of the Della Rovere in Renaissance Italy, Dr. Gary Hatcher, UT Tyler Art Department chair, announced.
The book, edited by Ian Verstegen, is a collection of essays about one of early modern Italy’s influential and historical families.
The published article was made possible by a UT Tyler junior faculty research grant awarded to Blondin in 2003.
A 1992 honor graduate of Bloomington’s Indiana University, Blondin also holds a master’s degree and Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
She teaches various classes at UT Tyler, including introduction to art, Renaissance art, aesthetics in visual learning, Greek and Roman art and art history survey. Blondin also has served on various committees and presented conference programs.