Dr. Linda Dugan Partridge

Associate Professor Art History, Area Coordinator - Art History
partridge@marywood.edu | ext 2606
Shields Center for Visual Arts 117
Full-Time Faculty

Dr. Linda Dugan Partridge is an art historian whose areas of specialization include the art of the United States and art of the modern period. Her current research focuses on connections between art and science. She teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in art history, including Green Piece: Art and Nature in America; History of Postmodern Women: Literature and Art; Nineteenth-Century Art; Art of the Modern Era; History of American Illustration; and History of Graphic Design.

Educational Preparation

  • Ph.D., University of Delaware, 1992, Art History
    Doctoral Dissertation: "From Nature: John James Audubon's Drawings and Watercolors, 1805-1826"
  • M.A., The University of Iowa, Art History
    Master's Thesis: "The Illustrational Watercolors of Charles Demuth"
  • B.A. Otterbein College, Westerville, Ohio, Art, Speech/Theatre

Professional Employment

  • Assistant Professor, Marywood University (1993-1998 half-time; 1998-present full-time)
    Allegheny College, Meadville, PA (1983-84)
  • The Pennsylvania State University (1980-83, 1989-92)

Selected Recent Professional Activities, Distinctions, Publications

  • Grant co-recipient and project co-director, three-year environmental artist series, "Fresh Perspectives, New Solutions: Visiting Environmental Artist Series," funded by Willary Foundation, 2006-2008
  • "Flight in the Swamp: Audubon's South in the 1830s," at College Art Association national conference, Atlanta, February 2005
  • "The Human Head Divine: Portrait Drawings by John James Audubon," at Portland Museum, Louisville, KY, February 2005
  • "Contested Land: Audubon and 'Our Original Western Meadows,'" at "Lewis and Clark: The Unheard Voices" international conference, Pennsylvania State  University, November 2002
  • Going Modern in America," at Allentown Art Museum, February 2000
  • "Revisiting the Great Pine Swamp: John James Audubon as American Woodsman," at Art Culture Nature international conference, Seattle, July 1999
  • "By the Book: John James Audubon and the Tradition of Ornithological Illustration," Huntington Library Quarterly, Fall 1998
  • NEH Research Fellow, Winterthur Library, Spring 1998
  • "Art and Science," The History of Science in the United States: An Encyclopedia, Garland Publishing, 2001
  • Who's Who Among America's Teachers, 2002; 2000.