Martha Dunkelman, PhD Professor Emeritus

Martha Dunkelman, PhD


BA - Wellesley College
MA - Institute of Fine Arts, New York University
PhD - Institute of Fine Arts, New York University

Martha Dunkelman, PhD has been studying art history, especially the art of the Italian Renaissance, since her freshman year at Wellesley College, where she earned a bachelor of arts degree. She received master and doctoral degrees from New York University's Institute of Fine Arts. Before coming to Canisius on a permanent basis in 1997, Dunkelman taught at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio and the University at Buffalo. She is chair of the Department of Fine Arts.

Dunkelman was a consultant for the Educational Testing Service's Advanced Placement Program in art history for many years. She also spent several summers at Rutgers with a National Endowment for the Humanities Seminar on the World of Leonardo da Vinci. She is particularly interested in the sculpture of Donatello and has published Central Italian Painting 1400-1465 as well as numerous articles and reviews.

  • European Baroque Art, Italian Renaissance Art, Western Art History