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List of notable or famous art historians from the United States, with bios and photos, including the top art historians born in the United States and even some popular art historians who immigrated to the United States. If you're trying to find out the names of famous American art historians then this list is the perfect resource for you. These art historians are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known art historian from the United States is included when available.

People on this list include William Rubin and Alfred Vance Churchill.

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Alfred Vance Churchill (1864 - 1949) was an American painter, art historian, and curator. ...more on Wikipedia

Birthplace: Oberlin, Ohio, United States of America

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Barbara Haskell is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Art Historians from the United States
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Barbara Haskell is an American art historian and a museum curator. She is currently a curator at the Whitney Museum of American Art, where she has worked since 1975. She has previously worked at the San Francisco Museum of Art and Pasadena Museum. She has a BA from the University of California, Los Angeles. Her area of expertise is early to mid 20th century painting and sculpture, including American Modernists, Abstract Expressionists, and Pop artists. She is the founder and leader of the American Fellows, a patrons group for major donors to the Whitney. Among the landmark thematic exhibitions she has curated are The American Century: Art & Culture 1900-1950, and BLAM! The Explosion of Pop, ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 72

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Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev is an American-Italian writer, art historian and curator. She was the Artistic Director of dOCUMENTA which opened in Kassel on June 9, 2012. Previously, she was the director of the Museo di Arte Contemporanea di Torino at Castello di Rivoli in Turin until 2009, and chief curator of the same museum from 2002 to 2008. In October 2012 ArtReview magazine named her number one in their annual Power 100 list of the most influential figures in contemporary art. She is of Bulgarian descent. She is married to the Italian artist Cesare Pietroiusti and has two daughters. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 60

Birthplace: Ridgewood, New Jersey, United States of America

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Erwin Panofsky is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Art Historians from the United States
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Erwin Panofsky was a German art historian. His academic career was pursued mostly in the U.S. after the rise of the Nazi regime. Panofsky's work remains highly influential in the modern academic study of iconography, and many of his works are still in print, including Studies in Iconology: Humanist Themes in the Art of the Renaissance, and his eponymous 1943 study of Albrecht Dürer. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 76 (1892-1968)

Birthplace: Hanover, Germany

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