Rebecca Trittel

Art history professor


  • B.A., University of Southern Mississippi
  • M.A., University of Essex
  • Ph.D., University of Essex


Chairing the Department of Art History for three years

Awards, recognitions and honors

Marquis's Who's Who of American Women, 2006; SCAD Presidential Fellowship for Faculty Development, 2003; National Federation of Business and Professional Women's Clubs Travel Grant, Colchester, UK, 2001


College Art Association, Southeastern College Art Conference, Association of Art Historians, Association of Historians of Nineteenth-Century Art, American Society for Eighteenth Century Studies

Publications and Presentations


  • Dictionary of Artists' Models, Fitzroy Dearborn, 2001.
  • "Constable and Wivenhoe Park: Reality and Vision," Catalog, University of Essex, 2001.
  • "The Hermit of Eartham: William Hayley and his Friendship with George Romney," Transactions of the Romney Society, vol. 5, 2000.
  • "Printing the Unprintable: The Bicentenary of Goya's 'Caprichos,'" Catalog, University of Essex, 1999.

Presentations and lectures

  • 2010 - SECAC, Richmond VA: Presented "Portraits of Power and the Power of Portraiture in the reign of Elizabeth I, the Virgin Queen" in the Session entitled, About Face: Investigating the Problematics of Portraiture
  • 2009 - SECAC, Mobile, AL: Chaired the session entitled Looking Back/Looking Forward: The Role of Portraiture in the Establishment of a Historical Identity - Literary Theme and presented "The Portrait of Lord Byron in Arnaout Costume by Thomas Phillips, R.A."
  • 2005 - "Self-portrait of Sir Joshua Reynolds," Earle W. Newton Center for British and American Studies, Savannah, Ga.
  • 2003 - Delivered a presentation about the unveiling of newly discovered paintings and illustrations by Pierre Auguste Renoir and Norman Rockwell at Red Baron Antiques, Atlanta.
  • 2000 - Chaired a session at the Blake and the Enlightenment conference, University of Essex.
  • 1999 - "Gold Braid and Brass Buttons: The Military Uniform's Influence on Men's Civil Fashions of the 18th and Early 19th Centuries," Conflicting Visions: The Culture of War in Europe 1660-1815 Conference, University of Leicester, UK.