Jeffrey Muller, born in New York City, New York, USA, in 1948. Ph.D. from Yale University, New Haven. Professor of the History of Art and Architecture at Brown University, Providence.
Fellow (1 September 2001 – 30 June 2002)
During my year at NIAS I made substantial and decisive progress on my goal to write a book about the use of art in the St. Jacob’s Church, Antwerp, during the period of the Counter Reformation. I completed or wrote the core of chapters on the construction of the parish church, the use of art by the eighteen confraternities affiliated with St. Jacob’s, the place of death in the Church, and the construction of a new choir space for the collegiate chapter of canons founded at St. Jacob’s in 1656. In addition, I wrote a paper about “Jesuit Uses of the Visual Arts in the Province of Flanders” delivered as a plenary lecture at “The Jesuits II: Cultures, Sciences, and the Arts, 1540-1773”, held in June 2002 at Boston College, and to be published in the proceedings of the conference.