Miyako Sugiyama is art historian specializing in early Netherlandish painting. She studied Aesthetics and Science of Arts at Keio University (Tokyo, Japan). In 2013 she started her doctoral project at the Department of Art, Music, and Theatre Sciences at Ghent University, where she received her Ph.D. in 2017. She has published several articles in English and Japanese on artistic patronage and relationships between images and indulgences in early Netherlandish painting. She was elected to research fellowships and travel grants from the Flemish Community, Japan Student Services Organization, and the Kress Foundation. Her research focuses on functions of images and relationships between art and devotional practices in the fifteenth-, and early sixteenth-century Netherlands.
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