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Curator's Biography
Peter Parshall

Origins of European Printmaking: Fifteenth-Century Woodcuts and Their Public
December 14, 2005 – March 19, 2006

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Curator Biography

Peter Parshall
Curator of Old Master Prints
National Gallery of Art, Washington

Peter Parshall is Curator of Old Master Prints at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., and formerly the Jane Neuberger Goodsell Professor of Art History and the Humanities at Reed College. He completed his doctoral studies in art history at the University of Chicago, and his dissertation research as a fellow at the Warburg Institute, London. Parshall has written and lectured widely on the art of northern Europe and the Renaissance with special emphasis on the history of prints, the early history and organization of collecting, and Renaissance art theory. He co-authored with David Landau The Renaissance Print: 1470-1550 (Yale University Press, 1994), recipient of the 1995 Mitchell Prize. Previously he organized The Unfinished Print, an exhibition with catalogue also shown at the Frick Collection, New York, and the Städel Institut in Frankfurt.

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