John Calabrese received his BA in Art from Catholic Univ., Washington, D.C., his MFA in Painting from Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, and his Ph.D. in Comparative Arts from Ohio Univ., Athens. He is a practicing artist and a list of recent exhibitions can be found on his website.
He is professor Emeritus of Art at Texas Woman's Univ., Denton, where he taught art history, aesthetics, the history of film noir, and 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."