Obituary: J. Douglas Stewart (1934-2008)
J. Douglas Stewart, Professor Emeritus in the Department of Art at Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, passed away on 25 July after a long battle with cancer. A native of Kingston, Stewart earned an undergraduate degree from Queen’s, a master’s from McGill University, and a PhD from the Courtauld Institute of Art at the University of London. His thesis on Godfrey Kneller, completed under the supervision of Sir Oliver Millar, was followed by an exhibition on the artist at London’s National Portrait Gallery in 1971 and a Kneller monograph published by Oxford University Press in 1983. His interest in Kneller’s Dutch training led Stewart to research, lecture about, and publish extensively on Flemish and Dutch Baroque paintings and drawings. He returned from London to teach for his entire career at Queen’s, where he was a founding member of the art history department and its Venice summer school, as well as a generous donor of rare books and works of art to the university’s collections. He is survived by his wife Mary and daughters Georgiana and Venetia.