Dr. Anna K. Tuck-Scala, an American art historian, has taught courses and given lectures in Italy on Ancient, Renaissance and Baroque art since 1995, and has been a faculty member at Temple University Rome since 1999. She is author of the first scholarly monograph on Andrea Vaccaro, one of the leading painters in Naples in the middle of the seventeenth century, and of the first literary guidebook to Sorrento. Her teaching, research and publications are enriched by her deep knowledge and long experience of living in Italy. The direct study of original works of art in situ, primary sources, and documents in historical archives are her focus.
Ph.D. in Art History, The Pennsylvania State University, USA.
M.A. in Art History, The Pennsylvania State University, USA.
B.A. in the History of Art, Cornell University, NY, USA.
Semester abroad, The American University of Rome, Italy.
Andrea Vaccaro (Naples, 1604-1670): His Documented Life and Art, Naples: Paparo Edizioni, 2012. Reviewed by Mauro Vincenzo Fontana, Art Italies, 20. 2014, pp. 137-139.
Co-editor (with Ann Plamondon and Linnea Vacca), Sorrento: Visiting Paradise (a literary guidebook), Sorrento-Naples: Franco Di Mauro Editore, 2000.
“Un dipinto di Andrea Vaccaro (e Massimo Stanzione?) ad Aversa,” in Quaderni dell’Archivio Storico Istituto Banco di Napoli Fondazione, Napoli 2011-2013 , pp. 307-315.
Primary co-author (with Ida Mauro), “Tracing the Success of Andrea Vaccaro’s Paintings in Spain,” in Ricerche sul ‘600 napoletano: Saggi e documenti 2009, Naples: Electa Napoli, 2009, pp. 157-179.
Secondary co-author (with Ida Mauro), “Las Històries de Tobies de Andrea Vaccaro de Nàpols al Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya,” in Butlletì del Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya MNAC, 10, 2009, pp. 87-109.
“Caravaggio’s ‘Roman Charity’ in the Seven Acts of Mercy,” in Parthenope’s Splendor, Art of the Golden Age in Naples, Papers in Art History from The Pennsylvania State University, volume VII, eds. Jeanne Chenault Porter and Susan Scott Munshower, 1993, pp. 126-163.
Review of Roman Charity: Queer Lactations in Early Modern Visual Culture by Jutta Gisela Sperling, 2016, in Renaissance Quarterly, vol. 71, no. 2, Summer 2018, pp. 681-682.
Review of exhibition: “I Borghese e l’Antico” at the Villa Borghese Gallery, Rome, European Architectural History Network Newsletter, no. 2/12 (2012), pp. 68-73.
Italy and Spain
Member of The Renaissance Society of America
Member of The Vergilian Society, Cuma
Member of the Società Napoletana di Storia Patria
Member of the Association for Textual Scholarship in Art History
Member of the Italian Art Society
Member of the College Art Association
Lungotevere Arnaldo da Brescia, 15
00196 Rome, Italy
+39 06 320 2808