Thomas F. Mathews


John Langeloth Loeb Professor Emeritus in the History of Art

PhD 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

Thomas Mathews. The Clash of Gods: A Reinterpretation of Early Christian, (Princeton University Press, 1993 revised ed; 1999).

Thomas Mathews and Roger S. Wieck. Treasures in Heaven, Armenian Illuminated Manuscripts (The Pierpont Morgan Library and Princeton University Press, 1994)

Thomas Mathews and Avedis Krikor Sanjian. Armenian Gospel Iconography: the tradition of the Glajor Gospel. (Dumbarton Oaks 1991).

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

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

Selected honors

UCLA Visiting Profssorship at the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, 2012

Leverhulm Fellowship, 2010

Visiting Professorship Oxford University, 2010

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.