Faculty History

The faculty who founded and developed the Department of Art History at the University of Chicago have also had a profound impact on the field of Art History at large. Here are some of the luminaries who have shaped the Department, presented in texts researched and written by former and current PhD students.

1893–1920

Emerson Howland Swift

Frank Bigelow Tarbell

George Breed Zug

James Henry Breasted

1921–1930

Edward Francis Rothschild

Franklin P. Johnson

John Shapley

Lucy Driscoll

Walter Sargent

1931–1940

G. Haydn Huntley

Ludwig F. Bachhofer

Ulrich Alexander Middeldorf

1941–1950

Edgar Wind

Edmund Giesbert

Francis H. Dowley

Margaret Rickert

Otto Georg Von Simson

Peter Heinrich von Blanckenhagen

1951–1960

Bertha H. Wiles

Earl E. Rosenthal

Harrie A. Vanderstappen

Joshua C. Taylor

1961–1970

Ann Konrad Knudsen

Edward A. Maser

Eleanor Greenhill

Harold Haydon

Herbert Leon Kessler

Jacques M. de Caso

John Rewald

Leonard J. Slatkes

Michael D. Taylor

Paul B. Moses

Paul Sprague

Pramod Chandra

Robert L. Scranton

1971–1980

C. Edson Armi

Charles Cohen

Giorgio Galansino

Harold Rosenberg

Joel Snyder

Joseph Connors

Kathleen J. Shelton

Linda Seidel

Louis J. Nathanson

Reinhold Heller

Richard Shiff

Robert Nelson

Thomas Crow

1981–1990

Andrew Morrogh

Ann Adams

Anne Burkus

Barbara M. Stafford

Ira Mark

Katherine Taylor

Martha Ward

Michael Camille

1991–1994

Elizabeth Helsinger

Eugene Wang

Gloria Pinney

Homi Bhabha

Ingrid Rowland

Kimberly Rorschach

Teri Edelstein

Thomas Cummins

Tom Gunning

W.J.T. Mitchell

Wu Hung

Yuri Tsivian