Ryan Gregg

Ryan GreggRyan E. Gregg, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Art History
HH/2nd floor

Ryan Gregg received his Ph.D. in Art History from The Johns Hopkins University with a focus in early modern Italian art and has taught at Webster University since 2008. He teaches courses on Italian Renaissance and Baroque art, as well as the Introduction to the History of Western Art. He regularly takes students to Florence for a short-term study abroad course on Florence in the Renaissance. Other courses he has taught at Webster include the History of Museums, History of Prints, and Symbols and Their Theory.

Professor Gregg's research interests include depictions of cities and fortifications from the fifteenth to the seventeenth centuries, the relationship between cartography and historiography in the Renaissance, and in general, discussions between art and science, style and meaning, and architecture and experience, in the early modern period. Other interests include historic american architecture and its preservation, and early modern prints.

His dissertation, which he is currently working on developing into a manuscript for publication, examined the city views within the Palazzo Vecchio in Florence, painted by the workshop of Giorgio Vasari. The project has evolved into a study of Habsburg and Medici use of city views in the mid-sixteenth-century. Professor Gregg is also currently working on an examination of the St. Louis Art Museum's Reclining Pan, including its attribution to Francesco da Sangallo, its interpretations, and its reception in the seventeenth century. Recent scholarship includes "Further Insights into Anton van den Wyngaerde's Working Method," published in Master Drawings in 2013, and "Vasari and German City Views," published in Prints Quarterly in 2010. In addition, Professor Gregg regularly presents at national conferences, and in St. Louis has spoken at the St. Louis Art Museum, The Kemper Art Museum, and other various local organizations.