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DEGREESClick Here To Back To The Top Of The Page

  • Princeton University, B.A., 1951, magna cum laude.
  • Harvard University, M.A., 1954; Ph.D., 1961.

TEACHING POSITIONS: Click Here To Back To The Top Of The Page

  • Princeton University (Department of Art and Archaeology), Instructor, 1955-59; Lecturer, 1959-61; Assistant Professor, 1961-64.
  • Cornell University (Department of the History of Art), Associate Professor, 1964-66.
  • University of Delaware (Department of Art History), Professor, 1966-84; Chairman, 1966-81; Acting Chairman, 1986-87; Chairman, 1988-93. H. Rodney Sharp Professor of Art History, 1984-99; Emeritus, 2000 - .

MUSEUM POSITIONS: Click Here To Back To The Top Of The Page

  • Curator, Museum of American Art, Ogunquit, Maine, Summers, 1955, 1956, 1958.
  • Curator, University Portraits and the Boudinot Collection, Princeton University, 1956-57.
  • Assistant Director, The Art Museum, Princeton University, 1956-57.

POST-DOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS: Click Here To Back To The Top Of The Page

  • Junior Fellow, Council of the Humanities, Princeton University, 1962-63.
  • American Council of Learned Societies Fellowship, 1964-65.
  • John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship, 1972-73.
  • National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship, 1980-81.
  • Associate Member, Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts, National Gallery of Art, 1980-81.
  • Center for Advanced Study (University of Delaware) Fellowship, 1985-86.
  • Delaware Humanities Forum Research Fellowship, 1988-89.

AWARDS AND HONORS: Click Here To Back To The Top Of The Page

  • Francis Alison Faculty Award, University of Delaware, 1980.
  • Distinguished Faculty Lectureship, College of Arts and Science, University of Delaware, 1981.
  • Thomas Eakins: His Life and Art named by Choice as one of the best academic books of the year.

SERVICE ACTIVITIES: Click Here To Back To The Top Of The Page


  • Panelist, National Endowment for the Humanities, Washington, D.C. (1970, 1982, 1984, 1989).
  • Advisory Screening Committee, Overseas Fulbright-Hays Fellowship awards, Washington, D.C. (1970-72; Chairman, 1971-72).
  • Jury for Sculptural Mural, National Endowment for the Arts, Federal Building, Wilmington, Delaware (1973). (Commission awarded to Frank Stella.)
  • Advisor, American Art Program, The Henry Luce Foundation, Inc. (1981-).
  • Arthur Kingsley Porter Prize Committee, College Art Association of America (1984-85).
  • Reviewer, various fellowship and museum projects, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Endowment for the Arts.

State: Click Here To Back To The Top Of The Page

  • Executive Committee, Delaware Committee to Rescue Italian Art (CRIA) (l967-68).
  • New Castle County Beautification Board (1967-70).
  • Delaware State Arts Council (Charter Member) (l969-70).
  • Planning Committee and Jury Member, Governor's Awards for the Arts (1980-81).
  • Grant Review Panel, Visual Arts Program, Delaware State Arts Council (1983).
  • Consultant, Sewell C. Biggs Museum of American Art, Dover (DE) (1992-94).
  • Academic, Museum, and Professional Advisory Boards and Committees:
  • Member of the Corporation, Museum of Art, Ogunquit, Maine (1957-92).
  • Member, Advisory Committee, American Studies Institute, Lincoln University (1968-75).
  • Exhibition Committee, Delaware Art Museum (1968-73; Chairman, 1969-70).
  • Editorial Board, American Art Journal (1970- ).
  • Accessions Committee, Delaware Art Museum (1973-78; Chairman, 1974-78).
  • Advisory Council, Dunlap Society, Washington, D.C. (1975-90).
  • Editorial Board, Winterthur Portfolio (1978-80).
  • Regional Advisory Committee, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution (1979-).
  • Board Member, The New Pictorialist Society (1971- ).
  • Board Member, Library Associates, University of Delaware (1989-92).
  • Senior Editor, The American Art Review (1992- ).
  • Trustee, Sewell C. Biggs Museum of American Art, Dover, DE (1994-97).
  • Trustee, American Friends of The National Portrait Gallery, London (1994-).
  • Board of Advisors, Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts, National Gallery of Art (1995-98), Chairman 1997-98).
  • Advisory Committee, Thomas Eakins House, Philadelphia (1996- ).

Consulting: Click Here To Back To The Top Of The Page

  • Consulting reader, Princeton University Press, Cornell University Press, University of Chicago Press, Yale University Press, University of Pennsylvania Press, M.I.T. Press.
  • Exhibition, "The Thomas Eakins Collection," Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, May 24-September 25, 1977.
  • Exhibition, "Alfred Stieglitz and the Photo-Secession," New Jersey State Museum, Trenton, January 14-March 26, 1978.
  • Exhibition, "The Alfred Stieglitz Collection," Metropolitan Museum of Art, May-July, 1978.
  • Exhibition, "George H. Seeley: Rediscovered Secessionist of '291,'" Robert Miller Gallery, New York, November 7-December 1, 1984.
  • Principal advisor, Television Film on Thomas Eakins, produced for WNET-TV, New York (l984-86).
  • Consultant, Department of Photography, J. Paul Getty Museum (1985-86).
  • Advisor, Marsden Hartley Catalogue Raisonné project (1986- ).
  • Consultant, Television Film on Robert Henri, Produced by Spence Film Production, Lincoln, Nebraska (1987-90).
  • Consultant, "John G. Bullock and the Photo-Secession: An American Vision," Exhibition organized by the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (1989).
  • Advisor, "Selections from the Lloyd Goodrich-Albert Pinkham Ryder Archive," University of Delaware Library (1989).
  • Consultant, "Thomas Eakins Rediscovered,"Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (1989-91).
  • Consultant, exhibition of "The Eight," Milwaukee Art Museum (1990-91).
  • Consultant, exhibition of the photographs of Karl Struss, Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth (1992-95).
  • Advisor, “Alfred Stieglitz,” Television Film produced by WNET-TV, New York (2000-01).
  • Consultant, “Thomas Eakins,” Philadelphia Museum of Art (1999-2001).

  • Advisor, “Thomas Eakins: Scenes from Modern Life,” Television Film produced by WHYY-TV, Philadelphia (2000-01)

Exhibition Projects: Click Here To Back To The Top Of The Page

  • Guest Director, exhibition, "Avant-Garde Painting and Sculpture in America, 1910-25," Delaware Art Museum, April 4-May 18, 1975.
  • Guest Director, exhibition, "The Symbolism of Light: The Photographs of Clarence H. White," Delaware Art Museum, April 15-May 22; International Center of Photography, New York, July 7-September 11, 1977.
  • Advisor, exhibition, "John Sloan and His Friends," Delaware Art Museum, June 23-November 5, 1978.
  • Guest Director, exhibition, "A Pictorial Heritage: The Photographs of Gertrude Käsebier," Delaware Art Museum, March 2-April 22; The Brooklyn Museum, May 12-July 8, 1979.
  • Guest Director, exhibition, "Eakins in Avondale," Brandywine River Museum, Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, March 15-May 18, 1980.
  • Co-Director, exhibition, "The Photo-Secession: The Golden Age of Pictorial Photography in America," Currier Gallery of Art, Manchester, N.H.: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts; Heckscher Museum (Huntington, N.Y.).; Worcester (Mass.) Art Museum; The Cleveland (Ohio) Museum of Art; Albright Knox Art Gallery (Buffalo, N.Y.), April 12, 1983-July 8, 1984.
  • Guest Director, exhibition, "Pictorial Photography in Philadelphia: The Pennsylvania Academy's Salons, 1898-1901," Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, March 9-April 18, 1984.
  • Guest Curator, exhibition, Brrandywine Valley to the Bay: Art from Private Collections," University Gallery, University of Delaware, October 3-November 3, 1991.
  • Co-Curator, exhibition, "African-American Art: The Paul R. Jones Collection," University Gallery, University of Delaware, February 11 - April 4, 1993.
  • Advisor, exhibition, "Laszlo Moholy-Nagy: From Budapest to Berlin 1914 - 1923," University Gallery, University of Delaware, September 5 - December 17, 1995.
  • Advisor, Exhibition, "The Gist of Drawing: Works on Paper by John Sloan," Delaware Art Museum, October 5-November 30, 1997

BIOGRAPHICAL LISTINGS: Click Here To Back To The Top Of The Page

  • Who's Who in America
  • Who's Who in American Art
  • Directory of American Scholars


  • College Art Association of America
  • Pictorial Photographers of America
  • Photographic Society of Philadelphia
  • Fellow, New Pictorialist Society

ELECTED MEMBERSHIPS: Click Here To Back To The Top Of The Page

  • Phi Kappa Phi
  • Fellow, Royal Society of Arts, London
  • Royal Photographic Society
  • National Arts Club

SOCIAL/PROFESSIONAL CLUBS: Click Here To Back To The Top Of The Page

  • Princeton Club of New York
  • Greenville (DE) Country Club
  • Cosmos Club, Washington, DC

HOBBIES: Click Here To Back To The Top Of The Page

  • Swimming
  • Trapshooting
  • Amateur (Ham) Radio (hold Advanced Class licence)
  • Collecting books
  • Photography