Alejandro Anreus


Office: Ben Shahn 128
Phone: (973) 720-3287
Office Hours: Monday/Wed. – 11:30 - 1:30, Thursday – 12:30 – 2:30

Department: Art
Position: Professor

Area Specialization
Modern Art I, II, Neo-classic and Romantic Art, Modern Art of Latin America, American Art, Graduate Seminar in Modernism, 20th Century Mexican Art, Introduction to Latin American Studies

Born in Havana, Cuba, Professor Anreus received his B.A. in art history from Kean College in 1984. He completed his M.A. (1995) and PhD (1997) in art history at the Graduate Center, City University of New York. Before joining the William Paterson faculty Prof. Anreus was a curator at the Montclair Art Museum (1986-93) and the Jersey City Museum (1993-2001), as well as a critic in residence at the Latino Center for Art and Culture, Rutgers University (1999-2000). Prof. Anreus has taught art history at New Jersey City University, Seton Hall University and Kean University.

His most recent publications are Ben Shahn and The Passion of Sacco and Vanzetti (Jersey City Museum and Rutgers University Press, 2001), Orozco in Gringoland: The Years in New York (University of New Mexico Press, 2001), and The Social and The Real; Political Art of the 1930s in the Western Hemisphere (Penn State Press, 2006), which he co-edited with Diana L. Linden and Jonathan Weinberg. His articles have appeared in Art Journal, Third Text, Art Nexus and Encuentro de la Cultura Cubana.

Since 2003 Prof. Anreus has been part of the national advisory board of the "A Ver" series of monographs. This is the first series of monographs focused on living Latino artists. This multi-volume project is funded by the Getty and Rockefeller Foundations and is based at the Chicano Studies Department at UCLA.

Prof. Anreus has just completed Mexican Muralism, A Critical History (in collaboration with Leonard Folgarait of Vanderbilt and Robin Adèle Greeley of UConn), which will be published by University of California Press at the end of 2010. He is currently writing a monograph on Cuban-American painter Luis Cruz Azaceta.

Mexican Muralism, A Critical History, Fall 2012, University of California Press.