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Barbara Lane
Position: Professor Emerita
Campus Affiliation: Queens College
Degrees/Diplomas: PhD, University of Pennsylvania, 1970
Research Interests: Northern Renaissance Art


Professor Barbara Lane has published widely in fifteenth-century Netherlandish painting, illuminated manuscripts, and printed books. She taught at the University of Maryland and Rutgers University before joining the faculty at Queens College in 1979, and the Graduate Center in 2000. She received a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship for College Teachers and was a Research Associate at UCLA. She has chaired four sessions at CAA meetings. Her numerous articles have appeared in Art Bulletin, Oud-Holland, Simiolus, and elsewhere. Her recent monograph on Hans Memling considers the problem of Memling's training, the patronage and purposes of his most well-documented commissions, and his considerable influence on Italian Renaissance painting of the late fifteenth and early sixteenth centuries, including the work of such major artists as Leonardo da Vinci and Raphael.



Hans Memling: Master Painter in Fifteenth-Century Bruges. Turnhout:Brepols/London: Harvey Miller, 2009.

Flemish Painting Outside Bruges, 1400-1500: An Annotated Bibliography.
Boston: G.K. Hall, 1986.

with William C. Clark, Colin Eisler, and William S. Heckscher. Tribute to Lotte Brand Philip, Art Historian and Detective. New York: Abaris Books, 1985.

The Altar and the Altarpiece: Sacramental Themes in Early Netherlandish
. New York: Harper and Row, 1984.

Jan van Eyck. (Die grossen Meister der Malerei). Ullstein,
1980. Italian edition: Van Eyck. (I Maestri, #24), Rizzoli, 1982.