Herbert R. Hartel, Jr. received his doctorate in modern and American art history from the CUNY Graduate Center. His area of research interest in late-nineteenth and twentieth century American painting. In addition to John Jay College, he has taught at Hofstra University, Parsons School of Design, Brooklyn College, Pratt Institute, Baruch College, York College, and Fordham University. He has published articles in Source: Notes in the History of Art, Part: The Online Journal of Art History, The Journal of the American Studies Association of Texas, The Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society, New York History, and the anthology Meanings in Abstract Art: Between Nature and Theory. He presented papers at the College Art Association, the Southeast College Art Association, the Southwest Art History Council, the Midwest American Culture / Popular Culture Associations and the Southwest / Texas Popular Culture / American Culture Associations. His research has involved numerous artists, including Arthur Dove, Georgia O'Keeffe, Raymond Jonson, Clyfford Still, Agnes Martin, Philip Evergood, John F. Kensett, Winslow Homer, Joseph Stella and Stuart Davis.