Bendiner, Kenneth

Professor Emeritus


  • Ph.D., Columbia University, 1979
  • M. Phil., Columbia University, 1975
  • M.A., Columbia University, 1970
  • B.A., University of Michigan, 1969

 Curriculum Vitae

Research & Teaching Interests:

  • 18th-, 19th- and 20th-century painting and sculpture in Europe and America
  • Victorian art
  • Matisse
  • Rauschenberg
  • food imagery
  • Modern Decorative Arts
  • History of Photography

Courses Taught:

  • ArtHist 358:Modern Painting I
  • ArtHist 364:Modern Painting II
  • ArtHist 368: History of Modern Design
  • ArtHist 365: History of Photography
  • ArtHist 261: Modern Art
  • ArtHist 363: Modern Sculpture
  • ArtHist 463: Cubism
  • ArtHist 465: Surrealism
  • ArtHist 366: German Painting
  • ArtHist 351: English Art and Architecture 1530-1900

Other Professional Activities:

  • Reader for Art Bulletin, Yale University Press, Columbia University Press, J. Paul Getty Foundation, National Endowment for the Humanities
  • Curator for various exhibitions 1989-2009 UWM Art History Gallery

Selected Publications:

Entries on paintings by Jules Bastien-Lepage, Christian Ludwig Bokelmann, William Adolphe Bouguereau, Cesar de Cock, August Johann Holmberg, Jan van Os, Barend Cornelis Koekkoek for Layton’s Legacy; A Historic American Art Collection by J.C. Eastberg and E. Vogel (Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 2013).

Kenneth Bendiner, "Ford Madox Brown's Humour" in Ford Madox Brown, Pre-Raphaelite Pioneer, exhibition catalogue, compiled by Julian Treuherz, Manchester Art Gallery, 2011, pp. 37-45.

"Bilder vom Essen" in Augenschmaus. Vom Essen im Stillleben, exhibition catalogue compiled by I. Brugger and H. Eipeldauer, Bank Austria Kunstforum, Vienna, 2010, pp. 44-57.

"Paintings of Kitchens in Western Art," Zhuangshi [China Art & Design Journal, Tsinghua University, Beijing] (Nov. 2010), pp. 37-41.