Jesse Locker

Associate Professor

Jesse Locker specializes in Italian art of the Renaissance and Baroque periods, particularly seventeenth-century painter Artemisia Gentileschi. Current areas of interest include the education of early modern artists, painting and literary culture in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, the intersection of art and food in early modern Italy. He is author of a number of studies on various aspects of Italian art, including Artemisia Gentileschi: The Language of Painting (Yale University Press), winner of the Helen & Howard R. Marraro Prize for Italian Studies, editor of Rethinking Art in the Late Renaissance: After Trent (Routledge), and, most recently, author of articles in Artibus et Historiae and Gastronomica. He is currently undertaking a study of Luca Riva, a deaf artist in seventeenth-century Milan with the support of a Renaissance Society of America-Samuel H. Kress Research Fellowship in Renaissance Art History.

  • BA, Art History
    University of Washington
  • MA, History of Art
    Johns Hopkins University
  • PhD, History of Art
    Johns Hopkins University