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Catherine Everett

MA Candidate, Art History (Italian Renaissance and Baroque Art)

Research Interests

  • Cinquecento and Seicento art and architecture

  • Italian Baroque sculpture

  • Allegorical paintings

  • Mythological art, especially relating to Ovid

  • Relationships between art and literature

  • The Dutch Golden Age

  • 19th and early 20th-century British and European art

  • The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood

  • Museum studies


BA, Art History, College of Wooster


Catherine Everett received her BA in Art History from the College of Wooster in 2014, and is currently working on her Master’s degree. Several trips to Italy, including a semester in Florence, inspired her original focus on Italian Renaissance and Baroque art. For her junior and senior theses, however, she jumped ahead several centuries and looked at nineteenth and early-twentieth century British art. Her research centered around the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood and their corpus of images fetishizing women dying in water, specifically: the generic, suicidal “fallen woman” in Victorian England, Shakespeare’s Ophelia, and Arthurian legend’s (and later Tennyson’s) Lady of Shalott. For her Master’s, she has returned to Cinquecento and Seicento Italy. In addition to studying art, she also enjoys painting, drawing, and creating art for her friends and family to hang on their refrigerators. Other interests include hanging out with two roommates and one cat, traveling, cooking, watching good horror movies, and eating during each of the aforementioned activities.