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Colin Eisler

Robert Lehman Professor of Fine Arts

PhD Harvard University 1955

Research interests

Early Netherlandish, French and German Art
Quattrocento art
Graphic arts
History of Collecting
Jewish art issues

Sample courses

The Italian Altarpiece
German Fifteenth Century Art
The Art of Jan van Eyck, Attitudes to art in the Old Testament
Collecting Old Master Drawings in America before World War I

Selected publications

"Fit for a Royal Heart?: A French Renaissance Relief." Metropolitan Museum Journal 38 (2003): 145-156.
"Giorgione's Tempesta, the first Venetian Capriccio?." Arte Veneta (Fall 2003).
Masterworks in Berlin: a city’s paintings reunited: painting in the Western World ,1300-1914.Boston: Little, Brown, and Co., 1996.
Dürer's Animals. Washinton: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1990.
The Genius of Jacopo Bellini: the complete paintings and drawings.New York: H. N. Abrams in association with British Museum Publications, 1989.

Selected honors

Guggenheim Fellow, Senior NEH Fellow, Kress Fellow, Ford Fellow, CRB Fellow, Henry Fellow, Magdalen College Oxford, CASVA Fellow, Distinguished Visiting Professor George Washington University, Board of Drawing Center, Smith College Art Gallery, Wellesley College Art Museum, Conservation Committee of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Israel Museum, Jewish Museum (Exhibitions Committee), Institute for Advanced Studies, Visiting Fellow.