The family and friends of the late Andrew F. Stewart invite contributions toward a new endowed fellowship at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens (ASCSA) to honor his memory.
ABOUT ANDREW F. STEWART
Andrew (“Andy”) Stewart joined the History of Art Department at the University of California, Berkeley as an Assistant Professor in 1979, progressing to Full Professor in 1986. His commitment and expertise led to a joint appointment with the Classics Department in 1997. His remarkable contributions culminated in the prestigious Nicholas Petris Chair of Greek Studies in 2007, a position he held until his retirement in 2019. Andy participated in excavations at Knossos as a student at Cambridge, and has authored eight books, each essential to the field, as well as over one hundred scholarly articles and reviews. In addition to his work on visual culture and publications on the interpretation of sculpture, Stewart directed Berkeley’s excavations at Tel Dor in Israel for twenty years (1986-2006). Known for his many publications on Greek art, especially sculpture, Andy had an encyclopedic knowledge of classical history and literature and employed them to inform and enliven his innovative and insightful scholarship on diverse aspects of ancient culture and its reception.
Andy’s eminence in the field is exemplified by a myriad of appointments, awards, and honors. Notable among these are his roles as Visiting Professor at esteemed institutions such Columbia University, Johns Hopkins University, and the University of Michigan. His scholarly achievements were further acknowledged with fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Getty Research Institute, the Deutsches Archäologisches Institut in Berlin, the ACLS, and his induction as an Honorary Fellow of The Australian Academy of the Humanities. In the pinnacle moment of his illustrious career, Andy was bestowed with the 2023 Gold Medal Award for Distinguished Archaeological Achievement from the AIA.
“Andy was an indefatigable scholar, inspiring teacher, and supportive mentor. His impact on our field was – and continues to be – incalculable,” reflects Kenneth Lapatin, Curator of Antiquities at the J. Paul Getty Museum. “His passing will be keenly felt at the School and beyond, but he would, I think, be pleased that the very room in which he spent so many summers now bears his name.”
Paul Scotton, Professor of Classics and Chair of the Department at California State University, Long Beach and Co-Director of the Lechaion Harbor and Settlement Land Project, wrote, “Andy’s razor-sharp intellect and staunch support of students, his own and those of others, has been seldom matched in my experience. His keen wit, love of puns, and sense of adventure made for a terrific traveling companion whether it was to the islands, site-hopping, on the Bay in his boat, or another evening on the ouzo terrace. Naming his room on the Annex ground floor is a fitting tribute and a way to keep his presence at the School. RIP dear friend.”
Andy worked tirelessly to publish sculptures from the Athenian Agora, spending summers in Athens where he also regularly delighted Summer School students and visiting scholars with lively on-site lectures and impromptu tea-time discussions.
“The spell cast by Andy has touched many hearts and opened many minds. His larger-than-life scholarship and intoxicating friendship will live on forever in print and in spirit—no less in me," said Louise Chu, Associate Curator of Ancient Art at Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco. “'Letum non omnia finit'”
Andy’s personal interests were many and diverse. Apart from his research, teaching, and fieldwork, he was passionate about music and sailing, having performed internationally with the Pacific Mozart Ensemble and sailed regularly on San Francisco Bay. Andy was devoted to his family and, in recent years, assumed the role of grandfather with pride, love, joy, and enthusiasm.
If you wish to make a donation in memory of Andrew Stewart, please click "Make a Gift" , as his colleagues aspire to establish a fellowship at the American School bearing his name.Top of Form For any questions, please contact Nancy Savaides, Director of Stewardship and Engagement, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 609-454-6810.