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James M. Saslow
(1947 - living) U.S.A.

James M. Saslow



Pictures and PassionsBorn in Newark, New Jersey, he was educated at Princeton Uiversity, Harvard University, the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and Columbia University, taking degrees in architecture and art history. He taught at Vassar College and Columbia University, and is presently Professor in the Department of Art at Queens College of the City University of New York.

He was founding secretary of the executive committee of the Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies in New York. In 1986, he organised and chaired a symposium on gay art history at the College Art Association convention which introduced the "new scholarship" and modern approaches to history and sexuality; he also helped establish the gay and lesbian caucus of the association.


Source: excerpts from: Aldrich R. & Wotherspoon G., Who's Who in Contemporary Gay and Lesbian History, from WWII to Present Day, Routledge, London, 2001

His work include:

  • Ganymede in the Renaissance: Homosexuality in Art and Society (1986)
  • The Poetry of Michelangelo (1991)
  • Biography of Gay and Lesbian Art (1994)
  • Pictures and Passions: A History of Homosexuality in the Visual Arts (1999)
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