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David Freedberg

David Freedberg

Pierre Matisse Professor of the History of Art alla Columbia University di New York 

- s.s. 19 maggio 2010 
South African College High School 1961-65
University of Cape Town 1966
Yale University 1966-69
Balliol College, Oxford 1969-73
B.A.(Yale). Summa cum laude. Honors with exceptional distinction in Classics.
D. Phil. (Oxford). Doctoral dissertation entitled Iconoclasm and Painting in the Revolt of the Netherlands, 1566-1609, supervised by Dr. L.M.J. Delaissé and Professor Sir Ellis
Waterhouse; examined by Professor H.R. Trevor-Roper and Mr Gregory Martin.
Yale South Africa Scholarship 1966
Rhodes Scholarship 1969
University Prizes
Lucius Robinson and Charles Runk Prizes for Latin 1967
Woolsey Scholarship and Galpin Prize in Classics 1968
Pre-employment activities
Member of the British School at Rome's excavations at Narce,
Summer, 1968
Papers presented in the Department of History of Art, Oxford,
and at Professor Sir Ernst Gombrich's Seminar at the
Warburg Institute, 1970-72
Latin, Greek, Hebrew, German, French, Spanish, Italian and Dutch (reading);
Italian, French, Dutch, German (spoken)
Lecturer in the History of Art, Westfield College,
University of London 1973-76
Lecturer in the History of Art, Courtauld Institute of Art,
University of London 1976-84
Professor of Art History, Columbia University and
Chair, Department of Art History, Barnard College 1984-86
Professor of Art History, Columbia University 1986-
Director, Italian Academy for Advanced Studies in America,
Columbia University 2000-
Pierre Matisse Professor of the History of Art, Columbia University 2007-
Learned Societies
American Academy of Arts and Sciences 1997-
American Philosophical Society 1997-
Accademia Nazionale di Agricultura, Corresponding Member 2006-
Distinguished Lectureships and Professorships
Baldwin Professor, Oberlin College 1979
Horst Gerson Lecturer, University of Groningen 1983
Slade Professor of Fine Art, Oxford 1983-84
V.L.B. Leerstoel, University of Brussels (Distinguished Visiting
Professor in the Humanities and Sciences) 1988-89
Hallo Memorial Lecturer, Jewish Museum, New York 1989
Siemens Foundation Lecturer, Munich 1991
Directeur d'Etudes, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences
Sociales, Paris 1993
Andrew W. Mellon Professor, National Gallery of Art 1996-98
Lovis Corinth Research Professorship Lecture, Emory University 1999
Edward J. Surtz lectures, Loyola University, Chicago 2001
Nat C. Robertson Distinguished Professor of Science and
Society, Emory University 2006
Rudolf Wittkower Gast-Professor, Bibliotheca Hertziana, Rome 2008-09
Fellow, Wissenschaftskolleg, Berlin 2009
Research Grants and Fellowships
London University Senior Research Fund Grants 1975,77,78
British Academy Humanities Research Grant 1979
Visiting Member, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton 1980-81
Barnard College, Faculty Research Grant 1985-86
Visiting Member, Netherlands Institute for Advanced
Study (declined) 1985-86, 1998-99
American Philosophical Society Research Grant 1986
Guggenheim Fellowship 1989-90
Wissenschaftskolleg Berlin (postponed) 1995-96,
Fellow, Center for Advanced Studies in the Behavioral
Sciences, Stanford University (postponed) 2001-2002
Wissenschaftskolleg, Berlin, 2009
Other Appointments
Secretary, Renaissance Society of Great Britain 1977-78
Foreign Member of Commission established by the Belgian
Government to supervise the restoration of Rubens's
Raising of the Cross in Antwerp 1978-85
Overall external examiner, University Edinburgh 1978-81
Secretary and Associate Chair, Board of Studies
in the History of Art, University of London 1980-83
Trustee of the Pasternak Trust 1979-93
Consultant Editor, Natural History Section,
Royal Library/British Academy/Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei
Project on The Paper Museum of Cassiano dal Pozzo 1987-
Visiting Committee, Department of Fine Arts, Harvard University 1991-95
Consulting Editor and Contributor, The Image of the Black in
Western Art 1992-96
Getty Grant Program, Postdoctoral Grant Selection Committee 1995-98
Committee on Collections, Whitney Museum of American Art 1995-97
Comitato dei Garanti, Parco Borghese e musei, Rome 1996-
Board of Directors, Fondazione Federico Zeri, Bologna 2000-
Advisory Board, Centrum voor de Vlaamse Kunst van de 16de en
de 17de Eeuw, Antwerp, 2000-
Board of Directors, Foundation for Italian Art and Culture, 2004-
Commissione per la Selezione del Direttore del Dipartimento
Patrimonio Culturale, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Rome 2005
Chair, Restoration Committee, Liberty Hall, Machiasport Maine 2006
Historical Preservation:
Leader of project to save Liberty Hall, Machiasport, Maine. Major example (1873) of American Italianate architecture overlooking site of first naval battle (1775) of the American Revolution. Founded 501(c )(3) organization, The Friends of Liberty Hall, to raise funds to restore building. Raised $1 million in 2½ years; supervised works in conjunction with TTL architects, Portland Maine, and a variety of engineering and construction firms.
Boards of Learned Journals:
Founding Director and Advisory Editor, Print Quarterly 1983-
Advisory Board, Res 1991-
Editorial Advisory Board, Italian Review 2000-
Editorial Board, FMR 2003-2009
Editorial Board, Material Religion 2003-2009
Editorial Advisory Board, Nuncius, Florence 2004-
Editorial Board, The Journal of Neuroesthetics, London 2005-
Editorial Board, Arts and Neurosciences, Paris 2006
Invitational Lectures (selected locations until 1998):
To the Kunstgeschichtliche Gesellschaft zu Berlin and the Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte, Munich; at the Universities of Oxford, Warwick, East Anglia, Cambridge, Utrecht and Groningen; at Bedford College and University College, London; at the Johns Hopkins University; Queens University, Ontario; Bryn Mawr College; Swarthmore College; Williams College; University of Chicago; Cornell University; Harvard University; Yale University; Stanford University; New York University, Institute of Fine Arts; the Victoria and Albert Museum; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; the Metropolitan Museum of Art; the National Gallery of Art; the Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa; etc., etc.
Invited Conference Papers (selected)
Ninth Annual Symposium on Byzantine Studies,
University of Birmingham 1975
VIIème colloque internationale, Comité inter-
nationale d'histoire de l'art, Copenhagen 1975
Humanism in the Netherlands in the Sixteenth
Century, Renaissance Society of Great Britain 1976
International Conference on Rubens, Antwerp 1977
24th International Conference in the History of Art, Bologna 1979
Art in Culture Conference, University of Ghent 1980
Religion and Society in Early Modern Europe, Wolfenbüttel 1981
Conference on Rubens and Flemish Painting, Ringling Museum,
Sarasota 1982
Symposium Organizer and Moderator, The Problem of
Classicism, College Art Association Meeting 1986
The Lowlands in Transition, Arizona Center for Medieval and
Renaissance Studies, Tempe, 1986
Getty-NIAS conference on Dutch Art and Art History.
Getty Center, Santa Monica 1987
Aspetti del Collezionismo Barocco: Cassiano dal Pozzo 1588-1657
Seminario Internazionale, Naples 1987
Dutch Landscape Painting, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston 1988
The Holy Image, Annual Byzantine Conference, Dumbarton Oaks, 1990
Art and Documentary Culture in the Seventeenth
Century, Villa Spelman, Johns Hopkins University, Florence 1990 Plenary Speaker, New England Renaissance Conference,
Amherst, Mass. 1990
Van Dyck 350, National Gallery of Art 1991
Session Organizer and Moderator, The Problem of Fetishism,
College Art Association Meeting, Washington 1991
400 Anni dell'Orto Botanico di Pisa, Convegno
Internazionale, Pisa 1991
Session on Mimesis, XXVIIth International Congress
of the History of Art, Berlin 1992
Seventeenth Century Dutch Landscape, Fogg Art Museum,
Harvard University 1992
Nicolas Poussin, Musée du Louvre, Paris 1994
Animals in Art and Science, The New School for Social Research 1995 Histories of Art/Histories of Science, Department of the History
of Science, Harvard 1997
The Image in the Twenty-First Century, Wisschenschaftskolleg,
Berlin 1999
Bild und Repräsentation, Wissenschaftskolleg, Berlin 2002
etc. etc.
Television and Radio
Rubens Through Four Centuries, BBC Third Programme 1977
The Ghent Altarpiece, BBC Radiovision Talk A101 (16) 1980
Series on British Art, Segment 7, BBC Channel 4 1993
Attitudes to Contemporary Art and Artists, CBC 1996
Interviews on CBC, WGBH 1997
Intervista sull?iconoclastia, RAI documentary 2002
Program on Velazquez?s Rokeby Venus, BBC2 2003
Interview with Kurt Anderson on Mirror Neurons,
Studio 360, PBS 2006
Selected Interviews
(With Suzanne Ramljak), Sculpture, January-Feburary 1994, pp. 12-16.(With Rosemary Crumlin), in: Beyond Belief: Modern Art and the Religious Imagination, Melbourne: National Gallery of Victoria, 1998, pp. 12-15. 


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