Thomas F. Mathews


John Langeloth Loeb Professor Emeritus in the History of Art

Ph.D. 1970, New York; S.T.L. 1965 (theology), Weston College; M.A. 1962, New York; M.A. 1958 (philosophy), B.A. 1957, Boston College.

Research interests

Early Christian and Byzantine art and architecture.

Selected publications

Mathews, Thomas and Avedis Krikor Sanjian.Armenian Gospel Iconography: the tradition of the Glajor Gospel. Washington, D.C.: Dumbarton Oaks 1991.

The Byzantine Churches of Istanbul: A Photographic Survey.University Park: Pennsylvannia State University Press, 1976.

The Early Churches of Constantinople: Architecture and Liturgy.University Park: Pennsylvannia State University Press, 1971.

Selected honors

Getty Fund Grant for Collaborative Research: "From Pagan to Byzantine Icons in Late Antique Egypt."

Committee of Senior Fellows, Dumbarton Oaks, 2001-03.

2001 Guest Curator, J. Paul Getty Museum, The Gladzor Gospels.

1999-2000 Samuel H. Kress research grant, Late Antique Panel Painting.

Visiting Committee to Medieval Art and the Cloisters, Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1996-present.

J. Clawson Mills Fellowship, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1996-97.

Guest Curator for "Treasures in Heaven" exhibit of Armenian Illuminated Manuscripts, Pierpont Morgan Library, 1994, under grant from N.E.H.

John Langeloth Loeb Professorship in the History of Art, 1993-present.

Hagop Kevorkian Fund Research Grant, 1991.

Member, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, spring 1990.