Prof. Daniel J. Ehnbom

Associate Professor and Director, UVA Center for South Asian Studies


Daniel Ehnbom is Associate Professor at the McIntire Department of Art at the University of Virginia. He was with the Macmillan/Grove Dictionary of Art (1996) in London as a contributor and consultant from 1984 and as South Asia Area Editor for Painting and Sculpture from 1988.

Research Areas

Painting and Indian architecture, South Asia in general, including Sri Lanka and contiguous regions of Afghanistan and Central Asia.

Research Interests

Mughal and pre-Mughal or Sultanate painting; Western Indian painting; Pala or Eastern Indian painting; Rajput painting; Rajasthani painting; Bundi, Kota, or Hadauti painting; Mewar or Udaipur painting; Bikaner painting; Jodhpur or Marwar painting; sculpture and architecture, especially Early Indian sculpture; Maurya sculpture; Sunga or Shunga sculpture; Sanci or Sanchi; Kusana or Kushana or Kushan sculpture.

Selected Publications

  • Realms of Earth and Sky: Indian Painting from the Fifteenth to the Nineteenth Century (Fralin Museum of Art, 2014).
  • Indian Miniatures: The Ehrenfeld Collection (Hudson Hill Press, 1985).
  • Cleveland Tuti-Nama Manuscript and Origins of Mughal Painting (Cleveland Museum of Art, 1976).