Leonard J. Slatkes Art History Scholarship

Retired Distinguished Professor Leonard J. Slatkes endowed a scholarship with the following criteria: this Endowment Scholarship will be used to award a junior or senior undergraduate, in need of financial support, with a minimum GPA of 3.0 and majoring in Art History. Please contact the Art History Undergraduate Advisor for more information.

Leonard J. Slatkes, A Short Biography

BFA in Art and Art History from Syracuse University in 1952.
MA in Art and Art History from Oberlin College in 1954.
PhD in Art History from the University of Utrecht in 1962.

Professional Appointments at Queens College
Assistant Professor, 1966 – 1973.
Associate Professor, 1974 – 1981
Professor, 1982 – 1999
Distinguished Professor, 2000 -2003

Professor Slatkes wrote his dissertation on one of the three leading Caravaggists in the northern Netherlands, Dirck van Baburen.  Through his scholarly publications that soon followed, Professor Slatkes came to be “seen as the foremost authority on Caravaggists painting on The Netherlands.” Prof. Slatkes went on to develop interest and expertise on other aspects of Baroque painting and on specific artists including Rubens, Rembrandt and Georges de la Tour.

Short Bibliography of Prof. Slatkes Works
Slatkes, Leonard J., and Wayne E. Franits. The paintings of Hendrick ter Brugghen, 1588-1629: catalogue raisonné. Vol. 10. John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2007.
Weller, Dennis P., Leonard J. Slatkes, and Roger B. Ward. Sinners & saints: darkness and light: Caravaggio and his Dutch and Flemish followers. North Carolina Museum of Art, 1998.
Slatkes, Leonard J. “Rembrandt’s elephant.” Simiolus: Netherlands Quarterly for the History of Art (1980): 7-13.
Slatkes, Leonard J. “Hieronymus Bosch and Italy.” The Art Bulletin 57.3 (1975): 335-345.
Slatkes, Leonard J. “Caravaggio’s’ Pastor Friso’.” Nederlands Kunsthistorisch Jaarboek (NKJ)/Netherlands Yearbook for History of Art 23 (1972): 67-72.
Slatkes, Leonard J. Dirck van Baburen (c. 1595-1624): a Dutch painter in Utrecht and Rome. Vol. 5. Haentjens Dekker & Gumbert, 1969.

In Memoriam: https://hnanews.org/memoriam-leonard-j-slatkes/

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