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Samuel H. Kress Professors, 1965–2017

This one-year position was established by the National Gallery, with the support of the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, in 1965. In addition to pursuing independent research, the Kress Professor is the senior member of the Center and counsels predoctoral fellows.

kinney

2016 – 2017
Dale Kinney, Bryn Mawr College (emerita)

whyte

2015 – 2016
Iain Boyd Whyte, University of Edinburgh

nelson

2014 – 2015
Robert S. Nelson, Yale University

clayson

2013 – 2014
S. Hollis Clayson, Northwestern University

batschmann

2012 – 2013
Oskar Bätschmann, University of Bern, emeritus
Last Works

gardner

2011 – 2012
Julian Gardner, University of Warwick, emeritus
What's in a Name? Giotto di Bondone

rishel

2010 – 2011
Joseph J. Rishel, Philadelphia Museum of Art

meijer

2009 – 2010
Bert W. Meijer, Nederlands Interuniversitair Kunsthistorisch Instituut, Florence / Universiteit Utrecht, emeritus

house

2008 – 2009
John House, Courtauld Institute of Art

preimesberger

2007 – 2008
Rudolf Preimesberger, Freie Universität Berlin, emeritus

corn

2006 – 2007
Wanda M. Corn, Stanford University

tofani

2005 – 2006
Annamaria Petrioli Tofani, Galleria degli Uffizi, emerita

alexander

2004 – 2005
Jonathan J. G. Alexander, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University

spate

2003 – 2004
Virginia Spate, University of Sydney

dube

2002 – 2003
Wolf-Dieter Dube, formerly Staatliche Museen zu Berlin

ormond

2001 – 2002
Richard Ormond, formerly National Maritime Museum, Greenwich

schulz

2000 – 2001
Juergen Schulz, Brown University, emeritus

file

1999 – 2000
Mina Gregori, Università di Firenze

file

1998 – 1999
Ilene H. Forsyth, University of Michigan, emerita

narkiss

1997 – 1998
Bezalel Narkiss, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

damisch

1996 – 1997
Hubert Damisch, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris

coffin

1995 – 1996
David R. Coffin, Princeton University, emeritus

boggs

1994 – 1995
Jean Sutherland Boggs, formerly Hebrew University of Jerusalem

radcliffe

1993 – 1994
Anthony Radcliffe, Victoria and Albert Museum, emeritus

hanson

1992 – 1993
Anne Coffin Hanson, Yale University, emerita

coolidge

1991 – 1992
John Coolidge, Harvard University, emeritus

bjurstrom

1990 – 1991
Per Bjurström
, Nationalmuseum, Stockholm

brown-milton

1989 – 1990
Milton W. Brown, City University of New York, Graduate School and University Center

beguin

1988 – 1989
Sylvie Béguin, Musée du Louvre

smyth

1987 – 1988
Craig Hugh Smyth, Harvard University, emeritus

gowing

1986 – 1987
Lawrence Burnett Gowing, Royal Academy

kubler

1985 – 1986
George Alexander Kubler, Yale University, emeritus

mitchell

1984 – 1985
Charles Mitchell, Bryn Mawr College, emeritus

verdier

1983 – 1984
Philippe M. Verdier, Université de Montréal, emeritus

wethey

1982 – 1983
Harold Edwin Wethey, University of Michigan–Ann Arbor, emeritus

bony

Spring 1982
Jean V. Bony, University of California – Berkeley, emeritus

brown

Fall 1981
Frank Edward Brown, formerly American Academy in Rome

ettlinger

1980 – 1981
Leopold David Ettlinger, University of California – Berkeley

von-simson

Spring 1980
Otto Von Simson, Freie Universitiit, Berlin, emeritus

heckscher

Fall 1979
William Sebastian Heckscher, Duke University, emeritus

hamilton

1978 – 1979
George Heard Hamilton, Williams College, emeritus

mongan

1977 – 1978
Agnes Mongan, Harvard University, Fogg Art Museum, emerita

heydenreich

Spring 1977
Ludwig Heinrich Heydenreich, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

lotz

Fall 1976
Wolfgang Lotz, Bibliotheca Hertziana, Rome

watson

1975 – 1976
Francis J. B. Watson, Wallace Collection

waterhouse

1974 – 1975
Ellis Kirkham Waterhouse, Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, London

de-vries

1973 – 1974
Ary Bob De Vries, Mauritshuis, The Hague, emeritus

nordenfalk

1972 – 1973
Carl A. J. Nordenfalk, University of Cambridge

seitz

1971 – 1972
William Chapin Seitz, University of Virginia

stechow

1970 – 1971
Wolfgang Stechow, Cleveland Museum of Art

wittkower

1969 – 1970
Rudolf Wittkower, Columbia University, emeritus

haverkamp-begemann

1968 – 1969
Egbert Haverkamp-Begeman, Yale University

huyghe

1967 – 1968
René Huyghe, College de France

rosenberg

1965 – 1966, 1966 – 1967
Jakob Rosenberg, Harvard University, emeritus