Passing of Professor Emerita Joanna G. Williams

From the History of Art department obituary written by Sugata Ray, Associate Professor in History of Art:

“Professor Emerita Joanna G. Williams, distinguished scholar of South and Southeast Asian art, passed away at her home in Berkeley on June 16, 2022, at the age of eighty-four. She was one of the foremost scholars of South and Southeast Asian art and architecture and, indeed, one of the most well-regarded for her seminal work on fourth- and fifth-century sculpture and architecture as well as later folk traditions.”

See the full obituary on the department website.

In honor of her life and work in the field of South and Southeast Asian art and architecture, we share here some of her publications in the field, and her image collections from her travels shared via the Artstor Public Collections.


Two-Headed Deer

ISBN : 0-520-32182-0


two-headed deer


Kingdom of the sun: Indian court and village art from the Princely State of Mewar

ISBN : 0939117398
ISBN : 9780939117390
kingdom of the sun