A Lecturer in the department of Art History, Roberta Gray Katz believes that the arts can touch and change the lives of everyone. Katz earned her Ph.D. from the University of Illinois, Chicago, where she specialized in American art. Katz has taught a variety of classes in European and American art, and enjoys teaching undergraduate students at DePaul because of “their vigor and diverse backgrounds.”
In her scholarship, Katz focuses on nineteenth-century American landscape painting, with a particular interest in narrative art. She has lectured widely in the United States and in France. Presently, Katz is at work on “The Literate Landscape,” a project exploring the relationship between landscape and literature in American painting, 1825-1855.
Katz has devoted considerable time to civic responsibilities in the arts. She currently serves on the Dean’s Visiting Committee, College of Art and Architecture, University of Illinois, Chicago; Internal Advisory Board, Jane Addams Hull-House Museum; and Consultant for the film, I Remember Better when I Paint produced by French Connection Films/Hilgos Foundation.
At her leisure, you can find Katz at home tending her garden.