On February 10, 2011, Professor Colin Eisler was presented with a festschrift titled New Studies on Old Masters: Essays in Renaissance Art in Honour of Colin Eisler. The volume, edited by John Garton and Diane Wolfthal, was published by the Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies, Toronto, 2011. The presentation of the book took place at the Institute of Fine Arts, NYU, in the seminar room. Contibutors to the volume were present, as well as donors who supported the venture: Gregory Edberg, Jay Kaufman, Ted and Carold Nicklaus, and Hester Diamond Kaminsky. Konrad Eisenbichler, the series editor, witnessed the festivities too.
Toasts were proposed; Fern Luskin’s was representative of the sentiments of all those present.
“Personally, it was a joy to have been your student and I think I can speak for everyone when I say that it is because you, such a bountiful tree of knowledge, bore fruit that we are all here today.”