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Jonathan Brown

Carroll and Milton Petrie Professor of Fine Arts

PhD 1964, Princeton University

Research Interests

Spanish and New Spanish Painting, 1500-1800; History of Collecting; Art at European Courts, 17th Century.

Sample courses

Painting in Spain 1580-1700
El Greco
The Late Goya
Historiography of Painting in New Spain
Devotional Imagery in Spain and Spanish America

Recent publications

Brown, Jonathan, and Luisa Elena Alcalá. Painting in Latin America, 1550-1820: From Conquest to Independence. Yale University Press, 2014.

In the Shadow of Velázquez: A Life in Art History. Yale University Press, 2014.

Murillo & His Drawings. Yale University Press, 2012.

Recent Lectures

Velazquez: Master and Masterpieces, April 2014, The Frick Collection, New York.

Series of 6 lectures for the Catedratico del Museo del Prado, 2012, Madrid.

Recent Highlights

Curator of "Mexico en el Louvre: Obras maestras de la Nueva Espana, siglos XVII-XVIII," Musee de Louvre, Paris, 2013.

Curator of “Pintura de los Reinos,” Museo Nacional del Prado; Palacio Real de Madrid; Fomento Cultural Banamex, Mexico City, 2010-11.

Co-Curator of "The Spanish Manner: Drawings from Ribera to Goya," The Frick Collection, New York, 2010.

Selected honors

American Academy of Arts and Science
American Philosophical Society
Gran Cruz, Order of Alfonso X el Sabio (Spain)
Medalla de Oro de Bellas Artes (Spain)
Slade Professor of Fine Arts, Oxford University
Andrew W. Mellon Lecturer in the Fine Arts, National Gallery of Art, Washington