William Sieger leads a group of students on a study tour
Associate Professor, Art History
Art + Design
College of Arts and Sciences
Courses Taught
Introduction to Art History I
Introduction to Art History II
Contemporary Art
WIP: Methods of Research in A rt History
Medieval Arts of the West
Painting of the Italian Renaissance
Painting of the United States of America
Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century Art
Nineteenth Century European Art
20th Century European Art
Research Interests
German Expressionist painting and graphic arts American park and cemetery design Twentieth-century European and American Art Nineteenth-century American painting and graphic arts

Ph.D. Art History, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, , Champaign and Urbana, IL

Master of Arts, Art History and Museum Studies, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Champaign and Urbana, IL

Bachelor of Arts, Art History, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN

Bachelor of Science, Studio Art, University of Wisconsin Madison, Madison, WI

Selected Publications

“Emil Nolde’s Biblical Paintings of 1909,” Zeitschrift für Kunstgeschichte, no. 2, 2010, pp. 255-272.

“Literary Texts and Formal Strategies in Emil Nolde’s Religious Paintings,” Proceedings of the 32nd Annual European Studies Conference, Omaha, Nebraska: the University of Nebraska-Omaha, 2007.

“Emil Nolde’s Religious Paintings of 1909 and the Beginnings of Modernism in Germany,” Proceeding for the School of Visual Arts Twentieth Annual National Conference: Reassessing the Modern, Modernity and Modernism, New York: School of Visual Arts, 2007.

“Anti-clerics and Commemoration at Bohemian National Cemetery of Chicago,” Proceedings of the Constructions of Death, Mourning, and Memory Conference, Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey: The WAPACC Organization, 2006.

“Vita Activa/Vita Contemplativa: Emil Nolde’s Legend: St. Mary of Egypt,” The Burlington Magazine, February, 2005, pp. 100-107.

“Narrative, Allegory, and Commentary in Emil Nolde’s Legend: St. Mary of Egypt.” Proceeding for the School of Visual Arts Eighteenth Annual National Conference: Art and Story, New York: School of Visual Arts, 2005.

“John Chandler Bancroft and Art in Newport and New England in the 1860s,” Newport History: The Journal of the Newport Historical Society, vol. 71, part 2, no. 247 (2002), pp. 36-48.

“The Drawings of William Cordova and Gean Moreno.” Catalogue essay for the exhibition “It Don’t Come Easy,” Fine Arts Center Gallery, Northeastern Illinois University, July, 2001.

“Whistler and John Chandler Bancroft,” The Burlington Magazine, October, 1994, pp. 675-682.

American Master Prints from the Collection of Marian and Belverd E. Needles, Jr. Exhibition catalogue and essay, DePaul University Art Gallery, May, 1991.

“American Master Prints from the Needles Collection,” The Journal of the Print World, Summer, 1991, pp. 10-11.

“Photographs by Imogen Cunningham.” Exhibition catalogue essay, The Milwaukee Art Museum, March, 1981.

Selected Exhibitions

American Master Prints from Whistler to Benton from the Collection of Marian and Belverd E. Needles Jr., DePaul University Art Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

Photographs by Imogen Cunningham, Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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