Irene J. Winter

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Irene J. Winter (born 1940 in New York City[1]) is an American art historian.


BA Barnard College, Anthropology, 1960; MA University of Chicago, Near Eastern Studies, 1967; PhD Columbia University, Art History and Archaeology. She has taught at Queens College, CUNY, 1971-1976, The University of Pennsylvania, 1976-1988, and Harvard University since 1988, chairing the department of Fine Arts from 1993-1996, and served on the Faculty Council, 2006-2009; retired June 2009. Slade Professor, University of Cambridge, 1997.[2] She was elected a Member of the American Philosophical Society in 2016.[3]



  • On Art in the Ancient Near East, 2 Vols. Brill Academic Publishers, 2010, ISBN 978-90-04-17500-6
  • Marian Feldman, Jack Cheng, eds. (1 June 2007). Ancient Near Eastern Art in Context: Studies in Honor of Irene J. Winter by Her Students. Brill. ISBN 978-90-04-15702-6.