Art History art department

Konowitz, Ellen

PhD., Institute of Fine Arts, New York University
M.A., Yale University
B.A., Bryn Mawr College

Associate Professor

Department: Art History
Office: SAB 108D
Phone: (845) 257-3876

Office Hours

on sabbatical leave fall 2014

Career History

Before coming to New Paltz in the fall of 2000, she taught at Vanderbilt University in Nashville and at Tulane University in New Orleans.

Teaching Interests

Ellen Konowitz teaches courses in Renaissance and Baroque art.

Research/Creative Activity

Professor Konowitz's work has been supported by grants and fellowships from the Thyssen Foundation, the Robert Penn Warren Center for the Study of the Humanities at Vanderbilt University, where she was a faculty fellow, the Vanderbilt University Research Council, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Belgian-American Educational Foundation. She is a member of the Corpus Vitrearum Medii Aevi, an international research organization devoted to the study of stained glass.


Her publications focus on art of the fifteenth- and sixteenth-century Netherlands, and include the book Images in Light and Line: Dirk Vellert's Stained Glass, Drawings, and Prints (forthcoming from Brepols) and articles in Master Drawings, Oud Holland, Simiolus, and the Art Bulletin. She has contributed to numerous exhibition catalogues, including ExtravaGant! A Forgottten Chapter of Antwerp Painting, 1500-1530 (Antwerp-Maastricht, 2005-06) and The Luminous Image: Stained Glass Roundels from the Low Lands 1480-1560 (New York, 1995).