Faculty and Staff

Claudia E Goldstein

Professor • Department of Art

I have an MA in Italian Renaissance Art from Syracuse University and an PhD in Northern Renaissance Art from Columbia University. I have been teaching at William Paterson since 2002.

Professional Interests

My main area of research is the relationship between paintings and dining in early modern houses in both Italy and Northern Europe. In dining rooms from that period (late 16th century), paintings were displayed that reflected contemporary interest in nutrition, theatrical performance, and class difference. I study the work of Pieter Bruegel and Joachim Beuckelaer, primarily.

Other Interests

I am also interested in comics and the graphic novel in the 20th and 21st centuries; how they function to tell stories through a combination of visual and textual elements.

Italian  Dutch  French  German 


PhD Northern Renaissance Art, Columbia University New York, NY


Renaissance and Baroque Art, as well as comics and the graphic novel

Notable Courses Taught

Understanding Art, Art and Politics, Caves to Cathedrals, Renaissance to Revolution, Italian Renaissance Art, Northern Renaissance Art, Baroque and Rococo Art, The Art of Comics, Research Method and Theory in Art History, Art History Senior Seminar, Graduate Seminar in Art Criticism and Theory, and The Arts of Italy (STUDY ABROAD)

119 Ben Shahn Center

By appointment