Janetta Rebold Benton is Distinguished Professor of Art History at Pace University, New York. She has lectured for many years at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Smithsonian, and has served as the lecturer on trips world-wide for both institutions. A former resident of Paris, she recently returned from St. Petersburg, Russia, where she was Visiting Professor in the Graduate School of Art History at European University as a Fulbright Senior Scholar. Dr. Benton is the author of eight art history books (with translations into French, Chinese, and Farsi), as well as numerous scholarly articles published in France, Italy, Austria, Germany, and elsewhere. She holds degrees/diploma from Harvard University, Brown University, George Washington University, and Cornell University.