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Kress-Beinecke and Samuel H. Kress Professors
Samuel H. Kress Professors, 1964 – 2018
Kress-Beinecke Professors, 2018 –

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-Beinecke Professor is the senior member of the Center and counsels predoctoral fellows. From 2018 this appointment, newly endowed by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation in response to a challenge grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, will be known as the Kress-Beinecke Professorship.

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Jackie Neale Chadwick 

2018 – 2019
Maryan W. Ainsworth, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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2017 – 2018
Diane Favro, University of California, Los Angeles (emerita)

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2016 – 2017
Dale Kinney, Bryn Mawr College (emerita)
Santa Maria in Trastevere: The Life of a Medieval Building in Early Modern Rome

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2015 – 2016
Iain Boyd Whyte, University of Edinburgh
Survey and Anthology

nelson
clayson
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)

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1999 – 2000
Mina Gregori, Università di Firenze

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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