Elizabeth Bernick, M.A.

Doctoral Fellow, Samuel H. Kress Foundation

Elizabeth Bernick received her B.A. in the History of Art from Barnard College, Columbia University with a thesis titled, "Reframing Marcantonio Raimondi's Prints." She is currently a doctoral candidate at Johns Hopkins University, where she is completing her dissertation, "Drawing Connections: Cesare da Sesto's Sketchbook and the Production of Style." Her research considers how—through his drawing practice—this traveling artist consciously constructed his own unique synthetic style in paintings from Milan to Messina.

Fellowships and awards include: Samuel H. Kress Predoctoral Fellowship, The Drawing Institute, Morgan Library & Museum, 2018; Dean's Teaching Fellowship, Johns Hopkins University, 2017; Exchange Fellow, Centre for the Study of the Renaissance, University of Warwick, 2017; Carlson/Cowart Fellowship, Prints and Drawings Department, Baltimore Museum, 2016–17; Robert and Nancy Hall Fellowship, The Walters Art Museum, 2015

  • Sixteenth-century Italian drawings and prints
  • Artistic exchange between Italy and the North
  • Connections between artists' working practices and sixteenth-century art treatises


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