Katherine eve baker
B.A., Art History, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2003
M.A., Art and Architectural History, University of Virginia, 2007
Katherine has been a member of the University of Virginia's graduate program in Art and Architectural History since 2005. Following an interest in the collaborative nature of artistic production, her Master's thesis, Printed, Painted and Prayerful Books: A Reevaluation of Two Early Sixteenth-Century Parisian Books of Hours, attempted to demonstrate the ways in which manuscript culture continued to thrive alongside a booming print industry during the first decades of the 1500s. Winner of a Lindner Center Master's Thesis Prize in Art History, this work laid the foundations for her dissertation, Painting and the Luxury Arts in Paris, 1490-1515: Objects and their Urban Contexts. Recipient of a Kress Institutional Fellowship (2010-2012), Katherine has been awarded the status of chercheuse accueillie at the Institut national d'histoire de l'art for the 2012-2013 school year.