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Priscilla Schwarz

Priscilla Schwarz, Ph.D.

Teaching Assistant Professor

Art History
212 Bartlett Center

Priscilla Schwarz is an art historian whose current interest is early twentieth-century American sculpture. She received her B.A. from Barnard College of Columbia University with a double major in Art History and English Literature. Priscilla holds an M.A. and Ph.D. in Art History from Rutgers University, specializing in nineteenth-century French art.

Schwarz teaches Art Survey I and II, Nineteenth-Century Art, and, in OSU's Honors College, four sections of Western Humanities (Ancient World through 20th Century). Since 1995, when she joined the faculty, she has also taught courses in Renaissance, Baroque, and Twentieth-Century Art.


Since 2013, Schwarz has been researching the work of Annetta Johnson St. Gaudens and Louis St. Gaudens (sister-in-law and brother of American sculptor, Augustus Saint-Gaudens), and the sculpture of Annetta's brother Burt W. Johnson (Schwarz's grandfather).



“A ‘Common Dare Enough and a Seeming Failure’: Annetta Johnson St. Gaudens’s Life as a Sculptor,” article to be submitted 2021.


“Problematic Pacifism: Annetta Johnson St. Gaudens’s WWI Lunette Salvation,” article to be submitted 2021.



“Bronze Statue in Palm Beach is More than a Smiling Greeter,” joint article with Timothy Hullihan, Palm Beach Post, March 2021.


“Burt Johnson and the Fine Arts Building,” pamphlet guide for the Gallery of the Fine Arts Building, Los Angeles, CA, 2019, printed by Manchester Management Capitol.


“Annetta Johnson St. Gaudens’s Portrait Group of Dr. Aurelia Henry Reinhardt and Her Sons,” Glass Cube: Mills College Art Museum Collection Blog, April 6, 2018,



“Annetta Johnson St. Gaudens: Narratives of a Family Legacy,” Fine Arts Building Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, September 12 - November 10, 2019.


“Burt Johnson’s World War One Memorials - Honoring the Centennial of Armistice Day, Nov. 11, 1918,” Fine Arts Building Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, November 8 – December 9, 2018.


"SELF Discovered: Photographic Exhibition of Sculpture by Casey Schwarz," Fine Arts Building Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, September 8th - November 7th, 2016.


"Burt W. Johnson's 1920s California Sculpture and the Fine Arts Building of Los Angeles," Fine Arts Building Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, June 9th -September 5th, 2016

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