Andrew M. Watsky
Andrew Watsky, who joined the Vassar faculty in 1994, teaches courses in Japanese and Chinese art history. He received his B.A. from Oberlin College and his M.A. and Ph.D. in Japanese art history from Princeton University. His publications on Japanese art in the late sixteenth-early seventeenth century (the Momoyama period) examine such issues as how meaning is expressed in Japanese art, the role of the sacred in the Momoyama period, and the tea ritual. He has received research grants from the Social Science Research Council and the American Council of Learned Societies, Fulbright-Hays, the Japan Foundation, and the Tokyo National Research Institute of Cultural Properties. He has an interest, as well, in recent Japanese art, which stems from an earlier career at a contemporary art gallery in Tokyo.
Assistant Professor of Art
Office: New Hackensack (temporary office location for 2008/2009)
Phone: (845) 437-7026