Judith Colton

B.A., Smith College, 1963
M.A., Institute of Fine Arts,
New York University, 1965
Ph.D., Institute of Fine Arts,
New York University, 1974
Professor Emerita, History of Art
Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century
French and Italian Art 

Judith Colton taught at Yale from 1973 until her retirement in 2006. She offered courses in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century art in Italy and France as well as undergraduate and graduate seminars on a wide range of subjects. These included: art in the courts of Baroque Europe; gardens and garden design, 1600-1800; the eighteenth-century English landscape garden; Poussin and the French Royal Academy; Baroque art and its critical fortunes. Her major publications include: The Parnasse François: Titon du Tillet and the Origins of the Monument to Genius (New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 1979); A Taste for Angels: Neapolitan Painting in North America, 1650-1750, eds. J. Colton and G. Hersey (New Haven: Yale University Art Gallery, 1987); and articles on monuments and heroic nudity, monuments in gardens, and French and Italian painting.