Jamie Kwan

Ph.D., 2019


Jamie Kwan is a doctoral candidate studying under Thomas DaCosta Kaufmann.  Her dissertation, "From Flanders to Fontainebleau: the Flemish presence in the French Renaissance," examines the role Flemish art and artists played in shaping the visual culture of France from the reign of Henri II to that of Henri IV. Specific topics of interest include the rise of genre imagery in France, the intersection of court and bourgeois art, the exchange between French and Flemish print networks, and the movement of artists in the wake of the religious and political turmoil of the late 16th century. Outside of European art, her interests also include Qing dynasty Jesuit art and Cantonese export painting of the 18th and 19th centuries, about which she has presented at conferences in Shanghai and Oxford.

Jamie received her M.A. from Princeton University in 2015 and holds a B.A. from Stanford University, where she majored in art history. She has held internships at the Getty Museum, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Huntington Library, and the Musée Rodin. In 2014 she curated the show Wrestling with Demons: Fantasy and Horror in European Prints and Drawings at the Huntington Library.  In the 2016–17 academic year, Jamie will be in France as a Fulbright doctoral grantee to conduct dissertation research.