William Wallace

​Director of Undergraduate Studies in Art History
Barbara Murphy Bryant Distinguished Professor of Art History
PhD, Columbia University
research interests:
  • Art and Architecture of 14th-18th Century Italy
  • Michelangelo and His Contemporaries

contact info:

mailing address:

  • WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY
  • CB 1189
  • ONE BROOKINGS DR.
  • ST. LOUIS, MO 63130-4899

​Wallace is an internationally recognized authority on Michelangelo and his contemporaries. In addition to more than forty articles (as well as two works of fiction), he is the author and editor of four books on Michelangelo. He is currently writing a new biography of Michelangelo.

For more information, visit William Wallace's department profile.

 

From our podcast:

Hold That Thought Podcast

The Many Lives of Michelangelo

William Wallace reveals how documents-including one extremely rare one in WashU's own library-provide a window into Michelangelo's life and art.

Discovering Michelangelo

Discovering Michelangelo

This exceptionally produced art book with die-cut windows and overlays identifies, decodes, and explains symbols hidden in Michelangelo’s works. Discover the full meaning behind fifty featured paintings, drawings, and sculptures in this unique volume celebrating Michelangelo. This book’s innovative design pairs stunning art reproductions with a page of die-cut windows that help the reader focus on specific aspects and features captions that highlight the most important symbols and innovations of the Renaissance’s master painter, architect, and sculptor. Learn the secrets behind famous works such as the Sistine Chapel ceiling, The Last Judgment, Doni Tondo, and David, as well as Bacchus, Battle of the Centaurs, and Bruges Madonna. Each work featured in Discovering Michelangelo: The Art Lover’s Guide to Understanding Michelangelo’s Masterpieces tells a story that becomes more fascinating as layer upon layer of symbolic meaning is revealed.