| Joseph Paul Cassar, Ph.D., is an artist, art historian, curator and educator. He studied at the Accademia di Belle Arti, Pietro Vannucci, Perugia, Italy, the School of Art in Malta (Europe) and at Charles Sturt University in NSW, Australia. He is the author of several books and monographs on the pioneers of modern art of the Mediterranean island of Malta. He lectures at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC, The Renaissance Institute, Notre Dame University, Towson University, York College of Pennsylvania, Johns Hopkins University among others. He is a Visual Arts examiner and moderator for the International Baccalaureate Organization in Cardiff, United Kingdom. He currently designs online art courses for the New York Times Knowledge Network and for the University of Maryland, University College.