John Huntington

Professor Emeritus, History of Art
Faculty in Other Area

Professor Huntington's interest is Buddhist art and iconography throughout Asia and Indonesia. He is primarily interested in Buddhist soteriological methodologies and how they are communicated through the arts. By comparing canonical textual sources, commentarial literature and modern exegetical works an attempt is made to discover the historical development of iconographic systems of communication throughout the Buddhist world. Recently special emphasis has been placed on Himalayan and trans Himalayan Tantric methodologies and the social and cultural context of Buddhism in those regions. Recent field-work has taken place in Bangladesh and Nepal.

Curriculum Vitae [pdf]


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Areas of Expertise
  • Inner and East Asian Art, Asian Buddhist Iconography
  • Art Photography
Education
  • Ph.D., University of California at Los Angeles