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Colin Eisler(on leave Spring 2014, not teaching Spring 2015)

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.