Visual Arts


Jon Carstens, M.A.

Associate Professor of Art

Office: Fisher Hall 218B

Phone: (707) 965-6606

Faculty Since: 2014

B.A. University of Redlands, 1976
M.A. University of California, Riverside, 1979

As a professor of art history, Jon Carstens brings a breadth of knowledge of the humanities and a passion for art history, with a concentration in American art of the nineteenth century and the work of Winslow Homer in particular. He believes that “looking is not as easy as it looks," and in his courses he employs the visual image as a document to reveal how art and architecture reveal the cultural and historical milieu in which it was created.

Carstens rejoins the college faculty after previously teaching at PUC for 25 years. He lives in Angwin with his wife Claudia. In his free time, he enjoys auto racing, interior and landscape design, and travel.