Darius A. Spieth
Darius A. Spieth Associate Professor of Art History, Louisiana State University
B.A. , 1993
Born in Hamburg (Germany), Dr. Spieth is a specialist in early modern European art and intellectual history.
He earned his B.A. from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where he majored in Art History and French. He continued his education at the graduate level first at the Université de Paris IV–Sorbonne, later at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he completed his Doctoral degree. He also holds a graduate degree in finance from the International University of Japan, Niigata.
Dr. Spieth has worked for Harvard University’s Fogg Art Museum and held professional positions in the international art market. He has published numerous scholarly articles and museum catalogues, mostly dealing with European art from the turn of the nineteenth century. His book Napoleon’s Sorcerers: The Sophisians, from the University of Delaware Press, explores the Masonic contexts for the revived Isis cult in Napoleonic France.