Gauvin Alexander Bailey

Gauvin Alexander Bailey is an American-Canadian author and art historian. He is Professor and Alfred and Isabel Bader Chair in Southern Baroque Art at Queen's University.

Gauvin Alexander Bailey, Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte, Munich, 2017

Bailey is a correspondent étranger at the Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres, Institut de France[1] and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.[2] He held the 2017 Panofsky Professorship at the Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte in Munich.[3]

Early life and educationEdit

Bailey attended the Schillergymnasium Münster among other schools, and graduated from Trinity College, Toronto at the University of Toronto with a B.A. in 1989 and M.A. in 1990, and from Harvard University with a Ph.D. in 1996.[4]


Bailey has taught Renaissance, Baroque, Latin American, and Asian art at King’s College at the University of Aberdeen, Boston College and Clark University, where he was program director for Art History and twice won the Hodgkins Junior Faculty Teaching Award (1999, 2002), and he has held guest professorships at the Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte in Munich (as the 2017 Panofsky Professor), Boston University[5] and Georgetown University.[6]

Bailey at Australian National University, 22 October 2015

Research and publicationsEdit

He has published nine books including, most recently, The Palace of Sans-Souci in Milot, Haiti (ca. 1806-13): the Untold Story of the Potsdam of the Rainforest (Deutscher Kunstverlag, 2017) and Architecture & Urbanism in the French Atlantic Empire: State, Church and Identity, 1604-1830 (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2018). He has also co-authored or co-edited seven other books and over 80 articles and book chapters on topics ranging from Renaissance ivories carved in the Philippines to Baroque paintings in Italy in a time of Plague (disease), especially Anthony van Dyck and the cult of Saint Rosalia.[7] Bailey maintains an active international lecture schedule and has made over 100 presentations at academic institutions and museums on six continents, including Harvard University, Yale University, the New York University Institute of Fine Arts, the Center for Advanced Studies in the Visual Arts at the National Gallery of Art, the Getty Research Institute, the University of Cambridge, the Courtauld Institute of Art (London), the University of London, the University of St. Andrews, the University of Edinburgh, the Institut de France, Sorbonne University, Sapienza University of Rome, the Bibliotheca Hertziana, Rome, University of Heidelberg, University of Innsbruck and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, among many others, particularly in South America. His work has been translated into French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, and Japanese. He regularly contributes exhibition and book reviews to The Burlington Magazine and The Art Newspaper.[8]

Major AwardsEdit



  1. ^ "BAILEY Gauvin Alexander". Retrieved April 5, 2020.
  2. ^ "Royal Society of Canada, Gala Dinner, Kingston". Retrieved April 5, 2020.
  3. ^ "Panofsky Lecture 2017 // Gauvin Alexander Bailey: The Palace of Sans-Souci in Milot, Haiti (1811-13): the Untold Story of the Potsdam of the Rainforest". Retrieved April 5, 2020.
  4. ^ "GAUVIN ALEXANDER BAILEY" (PDF). Retrieved April 5, 2020.
  5. ^ "Mission Statement". Retrieved April 5, 2020. The first such scholar, in residence at Boston University in spring 2006, was Professor Gauvin Bailey
  6. ^ "THE CHURCH OF THE GESÙ: BERNINI AND HIS AGE". Retrieved April 5, 2020.
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  8. ^ "Gauvin Alexander Bailey". Retrieved April 5, 2020.
  9. ^ Government of Canada, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (May 11, 2012). "Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council".
  10. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-06-22. Retrieved 2010-06-07.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)