PAL, Pratapaditya. American (born Bangladesh), b. 1935. Genres: Archaeology/Antiquities, Art/Art history, Humanities, Theology/Religion. Career: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, keeper of the Indian Collection, 1967-70; University of Southern California, Los Angeles, professor of fine arts, 1970-89; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, sr. curator of Indian and Southeast Asian Art, 1970-95; Getty scholar, 1995-96; Art Institute of Chicago, visiting curator of Indian & SE Asian art, 1995-; MARG Publications, general editor, 1995-; Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena, fellow for research, 1996-. Publications: Ragamala Paintings in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1967; (with D. Bhattacaryya) The Astral Divinities of Nepal, 1968; The Art of Tibet, 1969; (with H.C. Tseng) Lamaist Art, 1969; (with J. Fontein) Oriental Art, 1969; Vaishnava Iconology in Nepal, 1970; Indo- Asian Art: The John G. Ford Collection, 1971; Krishna: The Cowherd King, 1972; The Art of Nepal, vol. 1: Sculpture, 1974, vol. 2: Painting, 1978; Buddhist Art in Licchavi Nepal, 1974; Bronzes of Kashmir, 1975; The Sensuous Immortals, 1977; The Divine Presence, 1978; The Ideal Image, 1978; The Classical Tradition in Rajput Painting, 1978; Elephants and Ivories, 1981; Hindu Religion and Iconology, 1981; Indian Paintings in Los Angeles Museums, 1982; A Buddhist Paradise, 1982; Art of Tibet, 1983; Court Paintings of India, 1983; Light of Asia, 1984; Art of Nepal, 1985; From Merchants to Emperors, 1986; Indian Sculpture, vol. 1, 1986, vol. 2, 1988; Icons of Piety, Images of Whimsy, 1987; (with J. Meech) Buddhist Book Illuminations, 1988; (co-author) Romance of the Taj Mahal, 1989; Art of the Himalayas, 1992; Indian Painting, vol. 1, 1993; The Peaceful Liberators: Jain Art from India, 1994; (with others) Dancing to the Flute, 1997; A Collecting Odyssey, 1997; Human Visions, Divine Images, 1997; Tibet: Tradition and Change, 1997; Desire & Devotion, 2001; Himalayas: An Aesthetic Adventure, 2003. EDITOR: Aspects of Indian Art, 1972; (and co-author) Islamic Art: The Nasli M. Heeramaneck Collection, 1973; Path to Void, 1996; Indian Terracottas: Early Phase, 2002. Address: 411 W Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91105-1825, U.S.A.