Italian Renaissance & European Baroque Art
Faculty Associate, Graduate Program in Cultural Studies
Appointed 1980, Program in Art History
Emeritus Fall 2013
Field of interest: Jeffrey Ruda’s general fields of interest are Italian Renaissance art and architecture, and the history of European ceramics. He has also served as a guest curator of drawings at the Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento. His research focuses on the early Renaissance in Florence, and the design reform movement in England and France during the mid- to late-nineteenth century. His publications include a monograph on the fifteenth-century painter Fra Filippo Lippi, an exhibition catalog of drawings from the Crocker Art Museum, and a study of Satan figures in fourteenth-century Italy. Just ahead of his retirement in Fall 2013, he became president of the San Francisco Ceramic Circle, an affiliate group of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.