Esther Pasztory

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Esther Pasztory is a professor of Pre-Columbian art history at Columbia University.[1] Since 1997 she has held the Lisa and Bernard Selz Chair in Art History and Archaeology.[2] Among her many publications are the first art historical manuscripts on Teotihuacan and the Aztecs.[3][4][5] She has been the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship (1987–88) and a senior fellow of the board of Dumbarton Oaks.[2]

Biography and Education[edit]

Pasztory was born in Hungary and immigrated to the United States in 1956 after the anti-Communist revolutions. She was initially educated at Vassar College but later transferred to Barnard College where she received her B.A. in art history in 1965. She remained at Columbia University and received her Ph.D. from the institution in 1971 for a dissertation entitled "The Murals of Tepantitla, Teotihuacan".[1][2]


  1. ^ a b "Esther Pasztory - Faculty - Department of Art History and Archaeology - Columbia University". Retrieved 2011-07-13. 
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  3. ^ Prior texts addressing the arts of these cultures assumed either an archeological or anthropological stance, as in the works of Rene Millon and other pioneers of Pre-Columbian studies.
  4. ^ Townsend, Richard F. "Aztec Art (9780806125367): Esther Pasztory: Books". Retrieved 2011-07-13. 
  5. ^ Teotihuacan: an experiment in living - Google Books. Retrieved 2011-07-13.