Susan Koslow (aka Susan Rosen-Olejarz)
Barnard College, Columbia University, 1959-1963, B.A.
The Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, 1963-1965, M.A.
"De Wonderlijke Perspectyfkas: An Aspect of Seventeenth-Century Dutch Painting," published Oud Holland, 82, 1967, 32-59.
The Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, 1965-1972, Ph.D.
The Chevrot Altarpiece: Its Sources, Meaning and Significance.
New York University, Founders Day Award for outstanding scholarship, April 26, 1973
Queens College, CUNY, 1971-1972, Adjunct Lecturer
Barnard College, Columbia University, 1972-73, Assistant Professor
Barnard College, Columbia University, 1973 (fall), Visiting Assistant Professor
Columbia University, 1976 (summer), Visiting Assistant Professor
Brooklyn College, 1973, September 1, Assistant Professor
1980, January 1, Associate Professor
1994, Full Professor
2002, Professor Emerita
Graduate Faculty, Department of Art History, The Graduate School and University Center, City University of New York
1995, appointed to Graduate Faculty
PSC-CUNY Research Awards:
1974,#10523; 1977,#11713; 1981,#13790; 1982,#14102; 1987,
#64221 (renewal); 1995,
# 666014; 1996,
# 667015; 1997,
# 668016; 1998,
# 669013; 1999,
# 62011; 200 “extension; 2002—2003,
Topics researched included, among others, Hugo van der Goes, Frans Snyders, the ledgers of the Antwerp receivers for licenses and passports in the seventeenth century, Peter Paul Rubens’s Diplomacy, Science and the Landscapes of Peter Paul Rubens, Flemish Still—Life Painting.
NEH Summer Stipend Award,
1993, "Seventeenth-Century Account Books in Antwerp: A Study in Art Patronage, Commerce and Taste"
Frans Snyders. The Noble Estate. Seventeenth-Century Still-Life and Animal Painting in the Spanish Netherlands (Antwerp: Fonds Mercator Paribas, 1995) [French, Flemish, English]
the Peacock in Frans Snyders's Seignorial Still
Lifes: Magnificence and the Habsburg Dynasty (provisional title) ”
“Aristotle's Apron: Science and Epistemology in Rembrandt's "Aristotle with a Bust of Homer"
Articles and Reviews
Susan Koslow, “Frans Snyders
and the Seignorial Still Life: Venison Breath and Swearing on a Swan,” New
Studies on Old Masters: Essays in Renaissance Art in Honour of Colin
eds. John Garton and Diane Wolfthal. Essays and Studies, 26. Toronto:
Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies, 2011, 125-141.
“Peter Paul Rubens,” entry in Encyclopedia of Sex and Gender,
eds. Fedwa Malti—Douglas, Jamsheed Choksy, Judith Roof, Francesca Sautman, 4 vols. (Thomson Gale, Macmillan Library Reference), "Peter Paul Rubens," Encyclopedia of Sex and Gender, ed. Fedwa Malti-Douglas, 4 vols (Detroit: Macmillan Reference, 2007), IV, 1278--1280.
“Frans Snyders: “A Still Life of Grapes in a Basket with a Bunch of Grapes in a Wan –li ‘Kraak’ Porcelain Bowl with Figs in a Tazza and Small Game Birds on a Red-Draped Ledge,” in Dutch and Flemish Old Master Paintings, Johhny van Haeften Exhibition Catalog 14, December 2005, no. 26.
“The South Netherlands 1500—1800,” in Atlas of World Art, ed. John Onians (London: Laurence King Publishing Ltd., 2004), Part V: Art, Exploitation and Display 1500—1800, 164—165.
Atlas of World Art, ed. John Onians, The South Netherlands 1500-1800, expanded version by Susan Koslow http://profkoslow.com/publications/AtlasofWorldArt.html
“Le concert de l’oiseaux,” in Comme un oiseau, exhibition catalogue Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain (Paris: Gallimard/Electa, 1996), 153—159.
"Law and Order in Rubens's Wolf and Fox Hunt," The Art Bulletin, December 1996, 681-706
"How looked the Gorgon then . . . " : The Science and Poetics of The Head of Medusa by Rubens and Snyders," Essays in Honor of Seymour Slive, eds. William Robinson and Cynthia Schneider, Harvard University Museums publication, 78, no. 4, September 1996
The Head of Medusa by Peter Paul Rubens and Frans Snyders: A Postscript (2006) http://profkoslow.com/publications/medusapostscript.html
"Jan Davidsz. de Heem" and “David Teniers” in Memorial Art Gallery [of the University of Rochester]. An Introduction to the Collection, ed. Susan Dodge Peters (Rochester: 1988), 82-83, 90-91.
"The Curtain-Sack: A Newly Discovered Incarnation Motif in Rogier van der Weyden's Columba Annunciation, " artibus et historiae, 13, 1986, 9-33.
"Two Sources for Vincent van Gogh's Portrait of Armand Roulin: A Character Likeness and a Portrait Schema," Arts Magazine, 56, 1981, 156-163.
"The Impact of Hugo van der Goes's Mental Illness and Late Medieval Attitudes on the Death of the Virgin," Healing and History. Essays for George Rosen, ed. C. E. Rosenberg, Neale Watson Publications, New York, 1979, 27-50.
College Art Association Meeting, 67th. Washington, February 1979."The Impact of the Modern Devotion on Hugo van der Goes's Death of the Virgin." The Impact of the Modern Devotion on Hugo van der Goes's Death of the Virgin http://profkoslow.com/publications/DeathoftheVirgin.html
"Frans Hals's Fisherboys: Exemplars of Idleness," The Art Bulletin, 57, 1975, 418-432.
"Frans Hals' 'Fisherboys': A Baroque Image of Idleness." Centerpoint, spring 1974, pp. 33-36.
"De Wonderlijke Perspectyfkas: An Aspect of Seventeenth-Century Dutch Painting," Oud Holland, 82, 1967, 32-59.
Scherpenheuvel. Het Jeruzalem van de Lage Landen by Luc Duerloo and Marc Wingens (Leuven: Davidsfonds, 2002), published in Historians of Netherlandish Art, HNA Review of Books, 2004 April
Review of Scherpenheuvel. Het Jeruzalem van de Lage Landen by Luc Duerloo and Marc Wingens (Leuven: Davidsfonds, 2002), published in Historians of Netherlandish Art, HNA Review of Books, 2004 April, with addenda http://profkoslow.com/publications/Scherpenheuvel.html
Review of Hella Robels' Frans Snyders, Stilleben-und Tiermaler 1579-1657, Deutscher Kunstverlag, 1989, in Kunstchronik, April 1992, pp. 163-169.
Review of exhibition, "A Prosperous Past. The Sumptuous Still Life in the Netherlands, 1600-1700," Art Journal, 48, no. 3, 1989, pp. 265-268.
Review of the Visconti Hours, intro. by M. Meiss and E. W. Kirsch, Art in America, Review of Art Books, 2, 1973, 112
Art Reviews (selected)
"Philip Pearlstein, 'Figures and Other Objects'," Arts Magazine, 62, summer 1988, 66-68.
"Esther Grillo," Arts Magazine, 61, September, 1986, 112.
"Lois Dodd," Arts Magazine, 60, April, 1986, 117.
"Independent Proclivities: The New Paintings of Mark Strathy," Arts Magazine, 60, Jan., 1986, 38-39.
"Altoon Sultan," Arts Magazine, 58, June, 1984,12.
"Kathryn Freeman," Arts Magazine, 57, May, 1983, 17.
"Empirical Realism and Poetic Form in the Paintings of Lennart Anderson," Arts Magazine, 57, 1982, 90-99.
"Eddie Earl Cato: The Objective Observer," Arts Magazine, 56, 1982, 122-125.
"Ronnie Carson," Arts Magazine, 56, September, 1981, 8.
"Robert Henry," Arts Magazine, 55, November, 1980, 16.
College Art Association Affiliated Activities
Reader, College Art Association Monograph Series, 1986.
81st. Seattle, Washington, 1993. "Facing the Beast, 1500-1900"
78th. New York City, 1990. "Physiognomics"
81st. Seattle, Washington, 1993. Law and Order in Rubens's Wolf and Fox Hunt Law and Order in Rubens's Wolf and Fox Hunt http://profkoslow.com/publications/wolfandfox.html
79th. Washington, D.C., February 1991. "Frans Snyders's Leningrad Markets: Provenance and Program Reconsidered, or the Revelations of Secret Agent Macky."
Frans Snyders's Leningrad Markets: Provenance and Program Reconsidered or the Revelations of Secret Agent Macky
73rd. Los Angeles, February 1985. (Historians of Netherlandish Art) "The Curtain-Sack: A Newly Discovered Incarnation Motif in Rogier van der Weyden's Columba Annunciation."
“The Curtain-Sack: A Newly Discovered Incarnation Motif in Rogier van der Weyden’s Columba Annunciation”
69th. San Francisco, February 1981. "Two Sources for Vincent van Gogh's Portrait of Armand Roulin: A Character Likeness and a Portrait Schema."
67th. Washington, February 1979. "The Impact of the Modern Devotion on Hugo van der Goes's Death of the Virgin." The Impact of the Modern Devotion on Hugo van der Goes's Death of the Virgin http://profkoslow.com/publications/DeathoftheVirgin.html
61st. New York City, January 1973. "Rogier van der Weyden's Chevrot Altarpiece. A Study of an Ecclesiological Program."
Press Conference and Radio Interviews
Radio interviews, December 1, 1995 and December 3, 1996, Belgian Public Radio on Frans Snyders, after the publication of the monograph Frans Snyders. Press conference held in Brussels, World Trade Center tower, December 1, 1995, hosted by Mercatorfonds, Paribas.
“Aristotle’s Apron: Science and Epistemology in Rembrandt’s Aristotle with a Bust of Homer.” Looking at Seventeenth—Century Painting. A Symposium in Memory of Leonard J. Slatkes. Symposium presented by the Department of Art History and the Renaissance Studies Program at the Graduate Center. The Graduate School and University Center, City University of New York, November 12, 2004.
Representing Sovereignty in the Netherlands and the State Portrait: on this side, the Archdukes; over there, Lion, Maid, Map, or Blazons?
Representing Sovereignty in the Netherlands and the State Portrait: on this side, the Archdukes; over there, Lion, Maid, Map or Blazons?
Historians of Netherlandish Art, Antwerp, March 14-16, 2002,
Session: "Constructing Political Ideologies, Ideals of Sovereignty, and National Identities in Netherlandish Art" Co-chairs: Barbara Haeger, Nicola Courtright and Susan Koslow
Henrietta Maria in Hunting Attire. Susan Koslow's response to Arthur K. Wheelock, Jr., "The Queen, The Dwarf, and the Court: Van Dyck and the Ideals of the English Monarchy"
The Image and the Court: Van Dyck, Monarchs, and Puritans.
Respondent to paper delivered by Arthur W. Wheelock, Jr. (National Gallery, Washington DC),” The Queen, the Dwarf, and the Court: Van Dyck and the Ideals of the English Monarchy.” Renaissance Studies Coloquium: (Co-sponsored by the Renaissance Studies Certificate Program and the Ph.D. Programs in Art History and English), November 17, 2000
"Frans Snyders and the Seignorial Still Life, Venison Breath and Swearing on a Swan," Flanders in the Age of the Archdukes, Symposium held at The Michael C. Carlos Museum of Emory University, Atalanta, Georgia, in conjunction with the exhibition "So Many Brilliant Talents: Art and Craft in the Age of Rubens" October 9, 1999
"Frans Snyders and his Oeuvre," Huis Osterrieth, Antwerp, December 2, 1995
Kress Lectures in Art History, Allentown Art Museum, Allentown Pennsylvania. "Frans Snyders' 'Game Stall at Market': An Allegory of Love and Marriage," November 17, 1988.
Brooklyn College, CUNY. The Humanities Institute. Meet the Graduate Faculty: Department of Art. "The Curtain-Sack in Netherlandish Art," October 11, 1984.
Artists for Environment Foundation, Walpack Center, New Jersey:
"Pre-Renaissance Landscape," March 29, 1981
Columbia University Art History Student Union. "Northern European Influences on van Gogh Portraiture", January 30, 1981.
Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, North Carolina
"Dutch and Flemish Paintings from Southern Collections," March 30, 1980.
"Dutch Painting in the Seventeenth Century," March 31, 1980.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gallery Lectures
"Highlights of German and Flemish Painting," June 29, 1978.
"Rembrandt and Hals," June 22, 1978.
"Highlights of Seventeenth-Century Flemish Art," November 19, 1978 (Sunday at the Metropolitan).
Lectures sponsored by the Metropolitan Museum of Art at American Telephone and Telegraph:
"Masterpieces of Dresden, The Paintings," December 7, 1978.
"Masterpieces of Dresden, The Minor Arts," November 29, 1978.
Brooklyn College, CUNY. The Humanities Colloqium, The School of Humanities. "Images of Idleness. Art and Social Reality in Seventeenth-Century Dutch Painting," spring 1977.
University, College and Department Service
PSC-CUNY Research Award Program, Chair of Art History Panel
member of research award panels; Graduate Faculty, committee on Renaissance and Baroque Art
Humanities in Medicine Advisory Group, The New York Academy of Medicine,
1997-1998, member of the Advisory Group.
Grant Referee for the Gelfand Fellowship, New York Academy of Medicine, 1997-1999.
Current Reseach and Essays under Preparation
The Hart’s Heart and the New Anatomy: Love and Science in a Seventeenth-Century Kitchen and a Hunt
The export of art from the Spanish Netherlands to the Prince and Princess of Orange.
Shipping manifests for art exported from the Spanish Netherlands to France, circa 1640.
Peter Paul Rubens's Diplomacy: new documents
The Ledgers of the Antwerp Receivers of Licenses and Passports, 1599-1648
The Landscapes of Peter Paul Rubens