Elizabeth W. Doe
B.A., Art History, Dartmouth College, 2012
Elizabeth came to the University of Virginia after having graduated magna cum laude with high honors from Dartmouth College. Her undergraduate thesis, "John Singer Sargent's Escapism: Theatricality and the Exotic in his Early Figural Paintings," explored Sargent's early travels and paintings of women as responses to the well-established precedent of French Orientalism while simultaneously engaging with and reshaping the visual tenets of Realism and Impressionism. Following her undergraduate work, Elizabeth served as a Teaching Assistant in Rome for Dartmouth's Art History Foreign Study Program.
Under the guidance of Professor Betzer, Elizabeth intends to pursue a study of transnational artists whose travels to North Africa, Turkey, and southern Spain lay outside a typical Grand Tourist itinerary and whose ensuing work, both thematically and formally, challenged the expectations of patrons and critics.email: Elizabeth