Ryan E. 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. 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 in the early modern period. 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. He is also currently working on an examination of the St. Louis Art Museum’s Reclining Pan as an elegy to Michelangelo. Recent scholarship includes “Vasari and German City Views,” published in Prints Quarterly in 2010. In addition, Professor Gregg has spoken at the St. Louis Art Museum, The Kemper Art Museum, and various local organizations.