Susanne Anderson-Riedel

Susanne Anderson-Riedel

Department Chair

Associate Professor, Art History

Susanne Anderson-Riedel is a historian of Modern European Art and a specialist in the history of prints. Her scholarly interests include 18th and 19th-century prints and print culture, the training and status of artists, the art academy, and the European art market. Her book, Creativity and Reproduction: Nineteenth-Century Engraving and the Academy (Cambridge Scholars, 2010), discusses the rise of engravers in the academic system and the acceptance of the graphic arts as an original and creative artistic genre. Her current research focuses on the international print market and publication of print albums. Her current book project, Spreading the Image: European Print Culture of the Eighteenth Century, explores print publishing, distribution, and commerce as a means of intellectual exchange and cultural dialogue. Related to the project, Dr. Anderson-Riedel is part of an international research group exploring Pierre Laurent’s print collection Le Musée Français.

Dr. Anderson-Riedel teaches a range of undergraduate and graduate courses in the History of Graphic Arts, 18th- and 19th- Century European Art, History of Design, as well as the introductory survey from Early Renaissance to Nineteenth-Century Art. She has extensive international experience studying, researching, and publishing in Europe and North America.


University of Marburg, Germany, Art History,1988
University of Freiburg, Germany, Art History, M.A. 1993
University of California, Los Angeles, Art History, Ph.D. 2002