Paul H.D. Kaplan, Ph.D.

Professor of Art History
School of Humanities

Office: 2051 HUM Building
Tel: (914) 251-6581
Fax: (914) 251-6559
Email: paul.kaplan@purchase.edu


  • B.A., 1974, Hampshire College
  • M.A., 1976, Boston University
  • Ph.D., 1983, Boston University


  • Instructor, 1977-79, Metropolitan College, Boston University
  • Lecturer, 1978-79, Babson College
  • Instructor, 1980-82, Wake Forest University
  • Assistant Professor, 1982-86, Wake Forest University
  • Associate Professor, 1986-88, Wake Forest University
  • Adjunct Lecturer, 1993, Williams College Graduate Program in the History of Art
  • Associate Professor, 1988-99, Purchase College, SUNY
  • Professor, 1999-present, Purchase College, SUNY

Areas of Expertise
History of late medieval and Renaissance art; Venetian art; representation of non-Western peoples in European art, art and politics.

Honors and Awards
Gladys Krieble Delams Foundation Fellowship for Study in Venice, 1984; Wake Forest University Award for Excellence in Research, 1987; NEH Summer Stipend, 1987; NEH Fellowship for College Teachers, 1993-94; American Philosophical Society Research Grant, 1994.

Courses Taught
History of Art Survey II; Early Italian Renaissance Art; Italian High Renaissance and Mannerist Art; Northern Renaissance Art; Venetian Art and Architecture; Art in the Age of Exploration; Voyeurs and Voyagers; Albrecht Dürer and the German Renaissance; Junior Seminar in Art History; Seminar in Renaissance Studies; Italian Art from Hellenic to Baroque.

Research Interests
Venetian painting and politics; representation of Africans and other non-European peoples in European art; representation of food and eating in European art.



1985. The Rise of the Black Magus in Western Art. UMI Research Press, Ann Arbor.

Reviews, Articles, Analyses

1996. Leonardo Loredan. Dictionary of Art.

Reviews, Articles, Analyses

Forthcoming 1997. Veronese and the inquisition: The Geopolitical Context. In: Elizabeth Childs (ed.). Suspended License: Censorship and the Visual Arts. University of Washington Press, Seattle.

1988. The earliest images of Othello. Shakespeare Quarterly, 39 (2): 171-186.

1986. The storm of war: The Paduan key to Giorgione's Tempesta. Art History, IX (4): 405-427.