Martha Peacock

Martha Peacock

Professor , Comparative Arts & Letters

3053 JFSB




Martha Moffitt Peacock is professor of art history at Brigham Young University. Her research centers on the relationship of art to the lives of women in the Dutch Republic. Her articles “Proverbial Reframing—Rebuking and Revering Women in Trousers,” “Domesticity in the Public Sphere,” and “The Imaging and Economics of Women Consumers and Merchants in the Netherlandish Marketplace,” deal with themes of female empowerment through art. She has also published and presented on women artists such as Geertruydt Roghman, Anna Maria van Schurman, and Joanna Koerten. Additionally, she has published on Bosch and Rembrandt. She contributed to and edited two exhibition catalogs on the prints of Rembrandt and his circle at B.Y.U. Currently, she is working on her book entitled Heroines, Harpies, and Housewives: Imaging Women of Consequence in the Dutch Golden Age.



BA, Brigham Young University, 1978

MA, Ohio State University, Columbus, 1985

PhD, Ohio State University, Columbus, 1989