Ancient Mediterranean Art and Archaeology
Ph.D., University of Cambridge, 1972
B.A., University of Cambridge, 1969
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 1978. 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, and a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities, 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.
Stewart specializes in Greek art, particularly sculpture, and currently is charged with publishing the Classical and Hellenistic freestanding and architectural 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.
Art in the Hellenistic World: An Introduction. Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 2014.
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.
Attika: Studies in Athenian Sculpture of the Hellenistic Age. London: The Society for the Promotion of Hellenic Studies, 1979.
Skopas of Paros. Park Ridge, N.J.: Noyes Press, 1977.
Co-Edited Books and Collections of Papers
Skopas of Paros and his world: proceedings of the third International Conference on the Archaeology of Paros and the Cyclades, Paroikia, Paros, 11-14 June 2010. Athens: Instituto Archaiologias Paru kai Kykladōn, 2013.
Images and Ideologies: Self-Definition in the Hellenistic World. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1993. (Hellenistic Culture and Society vol. 12.)
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.
Recent Essays, Journal Articles, etc."Kritios and Nesiotes: Two Revolutionaries in Context." In Artists and Artistic Production in Ancient Greece, edited by Peter Schultz and Kristen Seaman. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2017. Pp. 37-54.
"Hellenistic Sculpture from the Athenian Agora, Part IV: The Sculptures of the Temple of Apollo Patroos." Hesperia 86 (2017) 373-323.
"Hellenistic Free-Standing Sculpture from the Athenian Agora, Part III: Agathe Tyche, Aphrodite (Addenda), Artemis, Athena (and Pan), Eileithyia." Hesperia 86 (2017) 83-127.
"The Borghese Ares Revisited. New Evidence from the Agora and a Reconstruction of the Augustan cult Group in the Temple of Ares." Hesperia 85 (2016) 577-625.
"The Nike of Samothrace: Another View." AJA 120 (2016) 399-410.
"Why Bronze?" In Power and Pathos. Bronze Sculpture of the Hellenistic World, ed. Jens Daehner and Kenneth Lapatin. Florence and Los Angeles 2015. Pp. 34-47.
"Two Notes on Greeks Bearing Arms: The Hoplites of the Chigi Jug and Gelon’s Armed Aphrodite.” In Medien der Geschichte. Antike Griechenland und Rom. Ed. Tonio Hölscher, Ortwin Dally, Suzanne Muth, and Rolf Schneider. Berlin: de Gruyter 2013. pp. 227-243
“Sculptors’ Sketches, Trial Pieces, Figure Studies, and Models in "Poros Limestone from the Athenian Agora.” Hesperia 82 (2013) 615-650.
“Hellenistic Free-Standing Sculpture from the Athenian Agora, Part 1: Aphrodite; Part 2: Demeter, Kore, and the Polykles Family.” Hesperia 81 (2012) 267-342, 655-689.
"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.
“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.