University at Buffalo
Department of

Art

Art & Design

Art History

Visual Studies

Livingston V. Watrous

Professor

PhD, University of Pennsylvania
Greek Art and Archaeology, Bronze Age Aegean Art, Archaeology

Office: Clemens Hall
Email: watrous@buffalo.edu

Professor Watrous’ interests include Aegean and Greek art and archaeology. He is particularly interested in iconography (mainly as it relates to Greek poetry) and the relationship between society, social institutions and art. He has recently published articles on the archaeology of Crete, and on the earliest architectural sculpture known in Greece.

Recent Publications
The Cave Sanctuary of Zeus at Psychro: A Study of Extra-Urban Sanctuaries in Minoan and Early Iron Age Crete.
University of Texas at Austin, Program in Aegean Scripts and Prehistory, 1996

Kommos III, The Late Bronze Age Pottery.
Princeton University Press, 1992.

Prizes, Awards & Grants
Director of the Gournia Survey Project, important for the new information it provides about one of the most significant excavations of a town in the Late Bronze Age Aegean. Received grants from the Archaeological Institute of America, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Geographic Society, the Fulbright commission, and the Institute for Aegean Studies to support his archaeological fieldwork and studies on Minoan Crete. In 1993/94 he was Elizabeth A. Whitehead Professor at the American School of Classical Studies in Athens.

Courses

  • AHI 307 Art of Early Greece
  • AHI 325 Greek Art and Mythology
  • AHI 204 Mythology in Ancient Art
  • AHI 508 Topics in Ancient Art

Read course descriptions in the Undergraduate Catalog-AHI.

Other Visual Studies/Art History Faculty:

UB DEPARTMENT OF ART
202 Center for the Arts, North Campus
Buffalo, New York 14260-6010
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