Jaynie Anderson



Professor Emeritus


Art History


University of Melbourne


Jaynie Anderson FAHA, OSI is an art historian and alumna of the University of Melbourne, where she is Professor Emeritus in art history. In 1970
she was the first woman Rhodes Fellow at Oxford, where she remained until 1991 lecturing in art history. Until 2014 she was Herald Chair of Fine Arts at the University of Melbourne, and from 2008 to 2012 was President of the International Committee for Art History (CIHA). In 2015 she received a knighthood from the President of the Republic of Italy for her distinguished research on Venetian Renaissance art. She has published extensively on Giorgione and is the author of the monograph Giorgione. The Painter of Poetic Brevity, 1997. Her most recent books are The Life of Giovanni Morelli in Risorgimento Italy, 2019, and The Invention of Melbourne, 2019. She is currently the curator of an exhibition on Giorgione for the Palazzo Reale, Milan, in 2023.