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Dennis V. Geronimus

Associate Professor of Art History ; Department Chair

Ph.D. 2001 (history of art), Oxford University; Diploma in the History of Art (with Distinction), Oxford, 1996; B.A. 1995 (summa cum laude in art history and English), Williams College.

Areas of Research/Interest: 

Renaissance art, crosscurrents between the art of Italy and Northern Europe in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries.

External Affiliations:

Member, College Art Association; Renaissance Society of America; The Society for Renaissance Studies, U.K.; The Leonardo da Vinci Society; Italian Art Society; The Medieval and Renaissance Center (MARC), NYU; International Council of Museums (ICOM).


Golden Dozen Award for Outstanding Teaching, NYU, 2004 and 2016; Visiting Scholar, The Dutch Institute for the History of Art, Florence, spring 2014; The Humanities Initiative Faculty Research Fellowship, 2012; Clark Fellowship, 2011; Samuel H. Kress Research Grant, The Renaissance Society of America, 2009; ACLS / Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship for Junior Faculty, 2004-2005; Chester Dale Research Fellowship, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2000-2001 and 2004-2005; The Society for Renaissance Studies Fellowship, Warburg Institute, London, 2000; Dutch Institute for Art History Fellowship, Florence, Italy, 1999; Isaiah Berlin Fund Bursary (Italian history and literature), Oxford University, 1997; Richard Blackwell Graduate Scholar/Athlete Grant, Oxford University, 1998 (5-time tennis Blue and team captain); Two-time Tennis All-American (singles), Academic All-American and winner of Tennis Magazine's National Arthur Ashe Award for Sportsmanship and Leadership, Williams College, 1993-1995; "1960 Art Scholar," Williams College, 1995; Phi Beta Kappa.


Jacopo da Pontormo: Altered Grace, Human and Divine, in progress, Yale University Press.

Guest curator and contributor, Piero di Cosimo: The Poetry of Painting in Renaissance Florence, exh. cat., The National Gallery of Art, Washington, and Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence (Ashgate/Lund Humphries, 2015).

Piero di Cosimo: Visions Beautiful and Strange, (New Haven and London, Yale University Press, 2006). 

"Northern Exposure: Pontormo, Dürer and the Humor of the Body," in Rire en images à la Renaissance, eds. Diane Bodart, Andreas Beyer and Francesca Alberti, proceedings from a conference co-sponsored by the Centre Allemand d’Histoire de l’Art and the Centre d’Histoire de l’Art de la Renaissance (Turnhout: Brepols, forthcoming 2016).

Contributor to: Bastian Eclercly, ed., Maniera: Pontormo, Bronzino and Medici Florence, exh. cat., Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main (Munich and New York, 2016).

"Pontormos Werkprozess" ("Pontormo’s Process"), in Pontormo. Meisterwerke des Manierismus in Florenz, ed. Bastian Eclercy, exh. cat., Landesmuseum, Hannover (January 27-May 5, 2013) (Hannover 2013).

"Silenus’s Song: High and Low Poetics in Piero di Cosimo’s Bacchanals," in Penser l'étrangeté. L’art de la Renaissance entre bizarrerie, extravagance et singularité,  eds. Francesca Alberti, Cyril Gerbron and Jérémie Koering (Paris: Le Presses Universitaire de Rennes, 2012). 

Setting Sail for the Vulcan Isle: Piero di Cosimo's Jason and Queen Hypsipyle with the Women of Lemnos and its Companion Scenes (New York: Wildenstein & Co., Inc., 2005).  

"Children of Mercury: New Light on the Members of the Florentine Company of St. Luke (c.1475–c.1525)," co-authored with Louis A. Waldman, Mitteilungen des Kunsthistorischen Institutes in Florenz 47 (2003), pp. 118–58.  

"Arbitrating Artistry: The Case of Domenico di Michelino in 1483," The Burlington Magazine 144 (November 2002), pp. 691–94.  

"Two Mythological Panels by Bartolomeo di Giovanni Revisited," in Italian Journeys: Discovering a Taste for the South, Hall & Knight Ltd. exh. cat., Maastricht (March 2001), pp. 50–58.  

"The Birth Date, Early Life, and Career of Piero di Cosimo," Art Bulletin 82 (March 2000), pp. 164–70.

Updated on 11/02/2016