As an undergraduate, Dr. Dabbs double-majored in Art History and English at the University of Michigan. After working for five years in the library field, and realizing that her passion for art history was unquenched, she entered the graduate program at the University of Maryland, College Park, where she received her M.A. and Ph.D. There her principal advisor was Anthony Colantuono and her primary fields of study were 17th-century French and Italian art, with a minor field Venetian Renaissance painting.
The research for her dissertation on the little-known but significant, 17th-century French sculptor, Michel Anguier, took her to Paris and other locations in France. While Dr. Dabbs has published some of this research (see below in Publications), the current focus of her research is on another topic altogether – the life stories and artworks of women artists in early modern Europe. Currently Professor Dabbs is working on two book projects: one on women artists & old age, and a book concerning the 19th-century American artist May Alcott Nieriker and her publication on Studying Art Abroad and How To Do It Cheaply (1879).
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