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Oct. 20, 2006

Zurawski Will Speak On 'A Treasure Of 18th-Century French Painting' Oct. 26

Simone Zurawski, an associate professor in art and art history at DePaul University, will speak on "A Recuperated Treasure of 18th-Century French Painting: The Narrative Life of St. Vincent de Paul" at 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, in Room 116, Art Building West on the University of Iowa campus.

Zurawski's lecture, presented by the UI School of Art and Art History, will be free and open to the public.

Zurawski received her bachelor's degree in art history from New York University, and her master's degree and doctorate in art history from Brown University. Her current research interests involve cross-disciplinary projects in Baroque art, 18th century painting and architecture, and the urban development of early modern Paris. At present she is writing a book on Saint-Lazare, Paris, and the principal cult shrines of St. Vincent DePaul.

She has published articles in scholarly journals and taught courses in Northern Renaissance art, Italian Renaissance art, Baroque art, Paris and the vicinity to 1870 and the historic Catholic Church architecture of Chicago.

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