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Daniel Ehnbom

Associate Professor of Art History

Phone: 434-924-6130
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PO Box 400130
Department of Art
Charlottesville, VA 22904-4130

Research Interests

Associate Professor Daniel Ehnbom has taught South Asian art at the University of Virginia since 1992, and has served as the Director of the Center for South Asian Studies since 1997. He received his B.A. from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and received both his M.A. and Ph.D. in art history from the University of Chicago. He has done extensive field research in India and Pakistan. He has published several articles in South Asian Archaeology, as well as entries on South Asian art for the Grove Dictionary of Art (1996), for which he was South Asia Editor for Painting and Sculpture. Prof. Ehnbom's publications, including Indian Miniatures: The Ehrenfeld Collection — as well as seminars he has recently taught — reflect his strong, continuing interest in the manuscript painting of India and in early Indian sculpture. His research interests include devotional sculptures and painting illustrating the Krishna theme, and votive plaques produced in Mathura, ca. 1st­2nd centuries A.D.

Topics: South Asian art history, especially manuscript illustration of the 15th-17th centuries and early Indian sculpture.

Current Research: Devotional sculptures and painting illustrating the Krishna theme; Votive plaques produced in Mathura, ca. 1st-2nd centuries A.D.


  • Bachelor of Arts (BA), University of Wisconsin System : Madison
  • Master of Arts (MA), University of Chicago
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), University of Chicago