Professor Pollitt has published seven books, including Art and Experience in Classical Greece, The Ancient View of Greek Art, and Art in the Hellenistic Age.
He came to Yale in 1962, and was made a full professor in 1973. Subsequently he was appointed as the John M. Schiff Professor of Classical Archaeology and History of Art in 1990, and was elected as Sterling Professor in 1995.
Greek art of the Classical and Hellenistic periods; ancient literary sources on art and art criticism.
J. J. Pollitt, The Cambridge History of Painting in the Classical World (ed.), 2014.