Lew Andrews

The department is sorry to share the sad news that Lew Andrews passed away in October. He has taught at the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa since 1988 and contributed to generations of students in the areas of Italian Renaissance and the history of photography. He is remembered for his scholarship, his generosity in sharing his collection of vintage photography, and his gentle spirit.

To pay tribute to Lew’s dedicated teaching, the department will present a scholarship in his name in Spring 2019. Contributions are accepted by checks:

Written to UH Foundation, add [For Lew Andrews Scholarship] in the memo section), and send to:
c/o Gaye Chan / UH Manoa Department of Art + Art History
2535 McCarthy Mall, Honolulu, HI 96822

Questions? or 808-956-8251

Born and raised in New York City, Lew Andrews received his MFA in photography from the San Francisco Art Institute, and his MA and PhD in art history from Columbia University. Most of his research and teaching focused on the Italian Renaissance, the history of photography, and the study of visual narratives. His first book, Story and Space in Renaissance Art: the Rebirth of Continuous Narrative (Cambridge University Press, 1995, pb1998), explores the relationship between one point perspective and storytelling in Renaissance painting and sculpture; he has also written on Botticelli and other Renaissance topics. His work on the history of photography includes articles on Walker Evans, Alfred Stieglitz, and Alonzo Gartley (after whom a building on the UHM campus is named). His latest book, Weston and Charlot: Art and Friendship (University of Nebraska Press, 2011), concerns the longstanding friendship and artistic exchange of noted photographer Edward Weston and the painter (and former UH faculty member) Jean Charlot.