Marilyn Stokstad

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Marilyn Stokstad is a professor emerita of art history at the University of Kansas, and an author of art-history textbooks, the most recent of which is Art History (Fifth Edition). Her textbooks can be compared to Janson's Art History.[1]

Her Ph.D. thesis, from the University of Michigan, was "The Pórtico de la Gloria of the cathedral of Santiago de Compostela".[2] Her M.A. thesis, from Michigan State University, was "Norwegian Mural Painting from 1910 to 1950".[3]

She was also president of the College Art Association.

Published works[edit]


  • Stokstad, M., Grayson, M. S., & Addiss, S. (2011). Art history. 4th ed. (1st ed. 1995, 2nd ed., 2002, 3rd ed., 2008) New York: H.N. Abrams. ISBN 978-0-8109-1960-0 (found in 1868 libraries according to WorldCat)
  • Stokstad, M. (2004). Medieval art. 2nd ed. (1st ed. 1985) Boulder, Colo: Westview Press. ISBN 978-0-8133-3681-7 (found in 858 libraries according to WorldCat)
  • Orel, H., Stokstad, M., & Snyder, H. L. (1981). The Scottish world: history and culture of Scotland. New York: Abrams. ISBN 978-0-8109-1630-2
  • Stokstad, M. (1978). Santiago de Compostela in the age of the great pilgrimages. The Centers of civilization series. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press. ISBN 978-0-8061-1454-5
      • Reviews, The Catholic historical review. 84, no. 4, (1998): 734
  • Enggass, R., & Stokstad, M. (1974). Hortus imaginum: essays in Western art. Lawrence: University of Kansas. OCLC 1689214
  • Stokstad, M. (2005). Medieval castles. Greenwood guides to historic events of the medieval world. Westport, Conn: Greenwood Press. ISBN 978-0-313-32525-0
  • Stokstad, M., & Stannard, J. (1983). Gardens of the Middle Ages. Lawrence: Spencer Museum of Art, University of Kansas. OCLC 9681549
  • Stokstad, M. (1968). Renaissance art outside Italy. Art horizons series. Dubuque, Iowa: W.C. Brown. OCLC 438469

Exhibition catalogs[edit]

  • Broun, E., Benton, T. H., Hyland, D., & Stokstad, M. (1980). Benton's Bentons: selections from the Thomas Hart Benton and Rita P. Benton trusts : catalogue and essays. Lawrence: Spencer Museum of Art, University of Kansas. OCLC 11915624
  • Addiss, S., & Stokstad, M. (1982). Tōkaidō: on the road, pilgrimage, travel and culture. Lawrence, Kansas: Helen Foresman Spencer Museum of Art. OCLC 9755206
  • De Unger, E., & Stokstad, M. (1983). Medieval enamels and sculptures from the Keir Collection: [exhibition]. Kansas City, Mo: The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. ISBN 978-0-942614-09-1
  • Stokstad, M., & Waller, B. (1965). Optics, illusion and art: Museum of Art, the University of Kansas, May 14-June 7, 1965. Kansas: The Museum. OCLC 84603451
  • Stokstad, M. (1964). The Salzer collection: trompe-l'oeil and still life paintings : a loan exhibition. Lawrence, Kan: Museum of Art, University of Kansas. OCLC 222187152

Selected peer-reviewed articles[edit]

  • The Horny Hobo in Medieval Art and Thought M Stokstad - Journal of American Folklore, 1973
  • Teaching History of Art in German and Spanish. Marilyn Stokstad. Art Journal, Vol. 23, No. 2, 142. Winter, 1963–1964
  • Vikings, Vesterheim, and Scandinavian Studies M Stokstad, D Watkins - Art Journal, 1981
  • The Cathedral of Granada: A Study in the Spanish Renaissance. Marilyn Stokstad. Art Journal, Vol. 23, No. 2, 178-
  • An Angel from Toul. Marilyn Stokstad. Gesta, Vol. 15, No. 1/2, 173-178.


  1. ^ "Many Are Culled But Few Are Chosen: Janson's History of Art , Its Reception, Emulators, Legacy, and Current Demise" Journal of Scholarly Publishing Volume 38, Number 2 pp. 85-107/ January 2007 DOI 10.3138/0757-4748-121X-17J1
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