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|Notes on picture to the left: Andrew Stewart and graduate student Laure Marest-Caffey aboard Andy’s “Obsession.” Photo: Erin Babnik.|
Andrew Stewart was educated at St. Catharine's College, Cambridge, and the British Schools of Archaeology at Athens and Rome. He has taught at Cambridge, at Otago University in New Zealand, and at Columbia in addition to Berkeley, where he joined the faculty in 1979. At Berkeley, he is Professor of Ancient Mediterranean Art and Archaeology in the Departments of History of Art and Classics, Nicholas C. Petris Professor of Greek Studies, and Curator of Mediterranean Archaeology at the Hearst Museum of Anthropology. A member of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens and the Deutsches Archäologisches Institut, he has received fellowships and grants from the Guggenheim and Getty Foundations, and from the American Council of Learned Societies;in 2009 he received U.C. Berkeley's Distinguished Teaching Award.
He specializes in Greek art, particularly sculpture, and currently is publishing the Hellenistic sculpture from the Athenian Agora. His interests include the body in art and thought; portraiture and personhood in ancient Greece; Greek and Roman attitudes to and writing on Greek art; the Greeks in the East before and after Alexander; and the Renaissance and later reception of ancient sculpture. He has excavated at Knossos in Crete, at Long Beach Maori settlement in New Zealand, and from 1986-2006 at the Phoenician, Israelite, Persian, Greek, and Roman port of Dor in Israel. He spends what little free time he has sailing on San Francisco Bay, playing with his twin granddaughters Giselle and Sofia, and ministering to his wife Darlis's menagerie of cats.
Classical Greece and the Birth of Western Art. Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 2008.
Attalos, Athens, and the Akropolis: The Pergamene ‘Little Barbarians’ and their Roman and Renaissance Legacy. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004.
Art, Desire, and the Body in Ancient Greece. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1996.
Faces of Power: Alexander's Image and Hellenistic Politics. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1993.
Greek Sculpture: An Exploration. 2 vols. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1990.
Attikà: Studies in Athenian Sculpture of the Hellenistic Age. London: Hellenic Society, 1979.
Skopas of Paros. Park Ridge, NJ: Noyes Press, 1977.
Co-Edited Books and Collections of Papers
Images and Ideologies: Self-Definition in the Hellenistic World. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1993. (Hellenistic Culture and Society vol. 12.)
Papers of the Third International Conference of Parian Studies: Skopas of Paros and his World, edited by Dora Katsonopoulou and Andrew Stewart. Paroikia: Paros Press, forthcoming.
Invited Contributions to Encyclopedias, Dictionaries, and Histories
All entries on Greek sculpture in the 4th edition of The Oxford Classical Dictionary. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012.
“Alexander the Great.” In The Grove Encyclopedia of Classical Art and Architecture. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007. Pp. 24-25.
"Hellenistic Art and Architecture: Two Dozen Innovations." In The Cambridge Companion to the Hellenistic World, ed. Glenn Bugh. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press 2006. Pp. 158-85.
“The Ancient World.” In A Basic History of Western Art, ed. Anthony F. Janson. Upper Saddle River: Prentice Hall, 2006. Pp. 16-133.
“The Portraiture of Alexander.” In Brill's Companion to Alexander the Great, ed. Joseph Roisman. Leiden: Brill, 2003. Pp. 31-66.
“Hellenistic Art, AD 1500-2000.” In A Companion to the Hellenistic World, ed. Andrew Erskine. Oxford: Blackwell, 2003. Pp. 494-514.
"Archittetura." In Enciclopedia delle scienze. 1. La Scienza antica. Rome: Istituto della Enciclopedia italiana, 2001. Pp. 955-62.
"Greek Sculpture." In The Oxford Illustrated History of Western Art, ed. Martin Kemp. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000. Pp. 12-23.
"Hellenistic Art," "Damophon," "Polykles," "Hagesandros," "Lysistratos," "Skopas," "Isigonos, Stratonikos, Antigonos, Epigonos, Phyromachos," "Greek Sculpture: Materials," "Alexander the Great", and "Seleukids." In The Dictionary of Art. London: Macmillan, 1996.
Recent Essays, Journal Articles, etc.
"Hellenistic Free-Standing Sculpture from the Athenian Agora, Part 1: Aphrodite." Hesperia 81 (2012) 267-342.
"Doubt the Doubters." In The Alexander Medallion. Exploring the Origins of a Unique Artifact, ed. Frank Holt and Osmund Bopearachchi. Lacapelle-Marival: Imago Lattara, 2011. Pp. 75-81.
"(Yet Another) Note on the Olympia Hermes and Dionysos." In Sailing to Classical Greece. Papers on Greek Art, Archaeology, and Epigraphy Presented to Petros Themelis, ed. Olga Palagia and H.-R. Goette. Oxford: Oxbow Books, 2011. Pp. 51- 53.
"A Tale of Seven Nudes: The Capitoline and Medici Aphrodites, Four Nymphs at Elean Herakleia, and an Aphrodite at Megalopolis." Antichthon 44 (2010) 12-32.
“The Persian and Carthaginian Invasions of 480 B.C.E. and the Beginning of the Classical Style: Part 1, The Stratigraphy, Chronology, and Significance of the Acropolis Deposits; Part 2, The Finds from Other Sites in Athens, Attica, Elsewhere in Greece, and Sicily; Part 3, The Severe Style: Motivations and Meaning.” American Journal of Archaeology 112 (2008): 377-412; 581-615.
“Alexander, Philitas, and the Skeletos: Poseidippos and Truth in Early Hellenistic Portraiture.” New Directions in Early Hellenistic Portraiture, ed. Ralf von den Hoff and Peter Schulz. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008. Pp. 123-138.
"Baroque Classics: The Tragic Muse and the Exemplum." In Classical Pasts: The Classical Traditions of Greco-Roman Antiquity, ed. James I. Porter. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2005. Pp. 127-70.
“Poseidippos and the Truth in Sculpture.” In The New Poseidippos, ed. Kathryn Gutzwiller. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005. Pp. 183-205.
"Attic Imported Pottery at Tel Dor, Israel: An Overview." Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research 337 (2005): 79-93. Co-authored with Susan Rebecca Martin.
"Alkamenes' Two Herms Again." Zeitschrift für Papyrologie und Epigraphik 145 (2003): 107-08.
“Alkamenes at Ephesos and in Athens.” Zeitschrift für Papyrologie und Epigraphik 143 (2003): 101-103.
“Hellenistic Discoveries at Tel Dor (Israel).” Hesperia 72 (2003): 123-45. Co-authored with Susan Rebecca Martin.
"The Khazneh." In Petra Rediscovered, ed. Glenn Markoe. Cincinnati and New York: Cincinnati Museum of Art and Harry Abrams, 2003. Pp. 193-98.
"The Portraiture of Alexander." In Brill's Companion to Alexander the Great, ed. Joseph Roisman. Leiden: Brill, 2003. Pp. 31-66.
“Jacques Louis David’s Oath of the Horatii and the Tyrannicides.” The Burlington Magazine 143 (2001): 212-19.
"On the Date, Reconstruction, and Functions of the Great Altar of Pergamon." In Pergamon and Sperlonga, ed. Brunilde S. Ridgway and Nancy de Grummond. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 2001. Pp. 32-57
“Confronting the Other: Childbirth, Old Age, and Death on an Attic Tombstone at Harvard.” In Not the Classical Ideal: Athens and the Construction of the Other in Greek Art, ed. Beth Cohen. Leiden: Brill, 2000. Pp. 248-74. Co-authored with Celina Grey.
“The Equestrian Portrait of Alexander the Great on a New Tetradrachm of Seleucus I.” Swiss Numismatic Review 78 (1999): 27-35. Co-authored with Arthur Houghton.
"Goddess or Queen? A Colossal Female Head in the Athenian Agora." In Regional Styles in Hellenistic Sculpture, ed. Olga Palagia and William D. E. Coulson. Oxford: Oxbow Books, 1998. Pp. 83-91.
"Nuggets: Mining the Texts Again." American Journal of Archaeology 102 (1998): 271-82.
"A Hero's Quest: Narrative and the Telephos Frieze" and "Telephos/Telepinu and Dionysos: Distant Light on an Ancient Myth." In Pergamon: The Telephos Frieze from the Great Altar, Vols. 1 and 2, ed. Renée Dreyfus and Ellen Schraudolph. San Francisco: Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, 1996-97. Pp. 39-52; 109-20.
"The Alexandrian Style: A Mirage?" In Alexandria and Alexandrianism: Papers Delivered at a Symposium Organized by the J. Paul Getty Museum and the Getty Center for the History of Art and the Humanities, April 22-25, 1993, ed. Kenneth Hamma. Malibu: J. Paul Getty Museum, 1996. Pp. 231-46.
"Rape?" In Pandora: Women in Classical Greece, ed. Ellen Reeder. Baltimore: The Walters Art Gallery, and Princeton University Press, 1995. Pp. 65-79.