James Henry Rubin is an art historian specializing in the history, theory and criticism of nineteenth-century European art, especially that of France. He is Professor of Art History at Stony Brook, the State University of New York, where he teaches at both the graduate and undergraduate level. His interests are interdisciplinary, with special attention to cultural history and art and politics. He was educated at Phillips Andover, Yale (B.A.), Harvard (PhD) and the Institut d'Art et d'Archeologie of the Sorbonne in Paris (license-es-lettres). Prior to Stony Brook, he taught at Harvard University, Boston University and Princeton University. At Stony Brook, he was department chair for fifteen years. He also taught part-time for many years at The Cooper Union, New York City. He has published over fifty articles and essays on subjects ranging from the eighteenth century to the present. He is the author of 12 books: Eighteenth Century French Life Drawing (1977), Realism and Social Vision in Courbet and Proudhon (1981), Eugene Delcaroix's 'Dantebarke' (1987), Manet's Silence and the Poetics of Bouquets (1994), Courbet (1997), Impressionism (1999), Nadar (2001), Impressionist Cats and Dogs: Pets in the Painting of Modern Life (2003), Impressionism and the Modern Landscape: Productivity, Technology and Urbanization from Manet to Van Gogh (2008), Manet: Initial M, hand and eye (2010, French edition 2011); Realism and Music: Courbet, Berlioz, Wagner and Relations between the Arts in Nineteenth-Century France (2012, e-book); and How to Read Impressionism: Ways of Looking (2013). A thirteenth book, Rival Sisters: Art and Music at the Birth of Modernism, 1815-1915, is in press, forthcoming in 2014. His books have been translated into foreign languages including, French, Greek, Korean, Japanese, and Dutch. He has served on the International Committee of the College Art Association and represented the CAA at the United Nations. He is a member and Vice President of the Societe Paul Cezanne, based in Aix-en-Provence, France. He is a dual French-U.S. citizen, speaking fluent French and English. He travels frequently and lives in New York City and in Mittelbergheim, Alsace. His son is the filmmaker Henry-Alex Rubin.