John Calabrese received his BA in Art from Catholic University, Washington D.C., his MFA in Painting from Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, and his Ph. D. in Comparative Arts from Ohio University, Athens. He is a practicing artist.
He is Professor Emeritus of Art from Texas Woman's University where he taught art history, aesthetics, history of film noir, the art of Alfred Hitchcock, and was in charge of the studies abroad art history program which he initiated in 1994. He has published articles on Paul Klee, J. R. R. Tolkien's "Lord of the Rings," and Alfred Hitchcock's "Vertigo" and "The Trouble with Harry." See the website for more detailed information.