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Professor William E. Wallace, Ph.D.

Professor William E. Wallace
  • Washington University in St. Louis
  • Columbia University
I became an art historian on my first trip to Italy, perhaps on that first night in Rome when, I walked to St. Peter’s in the rain and tried to grasp the enormity of this building, and its equally important place in history.
Dr. William E. Wallace is the Barbara Murphy Bryant Distinguished Professor of Art History at Washington University in St. Louis, where he has taught since 1983. He earned his B.A. from Dickinson College, his M.A. from the University of Illinois, and his Ph.D. from Columbia University. He has written more than 80 essays on Renaissance art and four books on Michelangelo, including Michelangelo at San Lorenzo: The Genius as Entrepreneur; Michelangelo: Selected Scholarship in English; and Michelangelo: The Complete Sculpture, Painting, Architecture, which was awarded the 1999 Umhoefer Prize for Achievement in the Humanities. He recently completed a scholarly biography of Michelangelo. Professor Wallace has received numerous awards and fellowships, including stays at the Villa I Tatti (Harvard University's Center for Renaissance Studies in Florence) and the American Academy in Rome. In 1990 Professor Wallace was invited to the Vatican to confer about the conservation of Michelangelo's frescos in the Sistine Chapel. He appeared in a BBC film, The Private Life of a Masterpiece: Michelangelo's David, and served as the principal consultant for the BBC film, The Divine Michelangelo.
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"Dr. Wallace was passionate, imaginative, empathetic, and inspiring as well as knowledgable.  He made Michelangelo live for me, and I already knew quite a bit about him."

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10 Courses and Sets

  1. Genius of Michelangelo

    Genius of Michelangelo

    William E. Wallace
    Starting at $319.95 Starting at $319.95 $374.95 $319.95$374.95
    In The Genius of Michelangelo, internationally recognized Michelangelo expert and award-winning Professor of Art History William E. Wallace gives you a comprehensive perspective on one of history's greatest artists. Drawing on a vast command of artistic knowledge and period detail, these 36 intellectually rewarding and visually dazzling lectures explore the relationship between truth and legend to reveal a...
  2. (Set) Genius of Michelangelo & Great Artists of the Italian Renaissance  Set

    (Set) Genius of Michelangelo & Great Artists of the Italian Renaissance

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $639.90 Starting at $639.90 $749.90 $639.90$749.90
    Enter a world of artistic richness in two courses taught by expert art historians. Great Artists of the Italian Renaissance explores the period's masterful paintings, sculptures, and architecture—and the brilliant artists who created them, including Leonardo, Botticelli, and Titian. Then, focus on the life, masterpieces, and legacy of Michelangelo, the definitive Renaissance man. In The Genius of Michelangelo,...
  3. (Set) Great Artists of the Italian Renaissance; Genius of Michelangelo & Art of the Northern Renaissance  Set

    (Set) Great Artists of the Italian Renaissance; Genius of Michelangelo & Art of the Northern Renaissance

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $1,124.85 Starting at $1,124.85 $1,124.85 $1,124.85$1,124.85
    Find new ways to look at some of the world's greatest artistic masterpieces in this three-course set. In The Great Artists of the Italian Renaissance, you experience supreme artworks created in Italy by masters such as Leonardo da Vinci, Botticelli, and Michelangelo. Then, further explore the life, career, and creations of Michelangelo in The Genius of Michelangelo, which offers a substantially new view of...
  4. A History of European Art; Dut Set

    A History of European Art; Dut

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $2,354.65 Starting at $2,354.65 $2,354.65 $2,354.65$2,354.65
    Whether you're new to the world of art or an experienced museumgoer, this seven-course set is an unforgettable way to trace the epic scope of Western art history and its countless visual delights. Start with A History of European Art, a fascinating and comprehensive survey of Western art since the Middle Ages. Then, explore three critical periods in Western at history: the Italian Renaissance (Great Artists of the...
  5. (Set) Genius of Michelangelo & Italian Renaissance  Set

    (Set) Genius of Michelangelo & Italian Renaissance

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $749.90 Starting at $749.90 $749.90 $749.90$749.90
  6. (Set) The Renaissance Set

    (Set) The Renaissance

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $1,499.80 Starting at $1,499.80 $1,499.80 $1,499.80$1,499.80
    Not sure which Great Course you want to order? Then order them all! For a limited time only, you can get Leonardo da Vinci and the Italian High Renaissance; The Genius of Michelangelo; Great Artists of the Italian Renaissance; and The Art of the Northern Renaissance in a single four-course set for one amazingly low price! This special offer is the perfect way to experience the full artistic sweep of the Renaissance...
  7. (Set) Leonardo da Vinci & Genius of Michelangelo Set on sale

    (Set) Leonardo da Vinci & Genius of Michelangelo

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Save up to $571.00 Starting at $151.90 $178.90 $151.90$178.90
    Enjoy the incomparable art and culture of the Renaissance in Italy with these two visually dazzling courses taught by two expert art historians. In Leonardo da Vinci and the Italian High Renaissance, Professor George R. Bent gives you an intriguing and detailed look at this Renaissance man, the world he inhabited and shaped, and the legacies he left behind for us. And in Professor E. Wallace's The Genius of...
  8. (Set) Genius of Michelangelo & Dutch Masters: The Age of Rembrandt  Set

    (Set) Genius of Michelangelo & Dutch Masters: The Age of Rembrandt

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $749.90 Starting at $749.90 $749.90 $749.90$749.90
    Explore sumptuous masterpieces by some of the most iconic painters in the history of Western art with this richly illustrated course set. The Genius of Michelangelo is a chronological survey of the Renaissance artist's life and accomplishments, including the David and the Sistine Chapel ceiling. And Dutch Masters: The Age of Rembrandt is a powerful introduction to works by Dutch artists, including Jan Vermeer, Frans...
  9. (Set) Genius of Michelangelo & A History of European Art  Set

    (Set) Genius of Michelangelo & A History of European Art

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $759.90 Starting at $759.90 $894.90 $759.90$894.90
    Explore a wealth of artists and masterpieces from Western art. A History of European Art is your comprehensive guide to rich works of art including Leonardo's Last Supper and Van Gogh's The Starry Night. Then, focus on the life, works, and legacy of Michelangelo—one of Western art's greatest geniuses—in The Genius of Michelangelo.
  10. (Set) Genius of Michelangelo & The Cathedral  Set

    (Set) Genius of Michelangelo & The Cathedral

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $534.90 Starting at $534.90 $629.90 $534.90$629.90
    Discover the awe-inspiring artistry in the Renaissance art of Michelangelo and the Gothic cathedrals of Europe in this two-course set by two master professors. In The Genius of Michelangelo, get new insights on the life and art of this Renaissance master by Michelangelo expert and Professor William E. Wallace. And in medieval historian and Professor William R. Cook's The Cathedral, bring magnificent Gothic...