James Wechsler

Reference and Inter-Library Loan Librarian.

Main Affiliation


Additional Departments/Affiliated Programs



Areas of Expertise/Research

  • Art History and Theory


Cohen Library


NAC 2/311


(212) 650-7616

James Wechsler

James Wechsler


BFA, School of Visual Arts; PhD, CUNY Graduate Center; MLIS, CUNY, Queens College


“Introducing the Big Three: Rivera, Orozco, and Siqueiros in the American Press,” in Barbara Haskell, ed., Vida Americana: Mexican Muralists Remake American Art, 1925-1945, New Haven: Yale University Press in association with the Whitney Museum of American Art, 2020.
“Perceiving Xavier Guerrero,” in Xavier Guerrero: De Piedra Completa, Mexico City: Conaculta/Museo Casa Estudio Diego Rivera y Frida Kahlo, 2012. 
“Ruptura y Reparación: Rafael Coronel’s Social Commentaries of the 1970s,” in Juan Coronel, ed., Retrofutura. Rafael Coronel, Mexico City: Talamontes Editores, 2011.
Ary Stillman: Alchemy of Light, Editor and contributing author, New York and London: Merrell Publishers, Ltd., 2008.

“History as a Weapon: Diego Rivera’s Portrait of America,” in Luis-Martín Lozano and Juan Coronel Rivera, eds., Diego Rivera: Complete Murals, Köln: Taschen, 2007.

“Propaganda Gráfica: Leftist Politics and Mexican Printmaking, 1920-1950,” in John Ittmann, ed., Mexico & Modern Printmaking: A Revolution in the Graphic Arts, 1920-1950, Philadelphia: Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2006.

“Winifred Milius Lubell’s Depression-Era Sketchbooks,” Archives of American Art Journal, Volume 45, Nos. 1-2, 2006.
“Retaining the Accent: Hugo Gellert and the Hungarian Cultural-Political Nexus,” Hungarian Studies Review, Vol. XXXI, nos. 1-2, 2005.
“Diego Rivera’s May Day Sketchbook: Context and Analysis,” in MoMA at El Museo: Caribbean and Latin American Art from the Permanent Collection of The Museum of Modern Art, El Museo del Barrio, New York, 2004.
"From World War One to Popular Front: The Art and Activism of Hugo Gellert," Journal of Decorative and Propaganda Arts, Issue 24, 2002.
"Beyond the Border: The Reception of the Mexican Mural Movement in Soviet Russia and the United States," in Modern Mexican Art, 1900-1950, Montreal, National Gallery of Canada, 1999.
"The Great Depression and the Prints of Blanche Grambs," essay and complete checklist, Print Quarterly, Vol.13, No. 4, 1996.
"Fred Becker and Experimental Printmaking at Atelier 17," Print Quarterly, Vol. 10, No. 4, 1993.