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Thomas John Kren

Thomas John Kren, American curator. Member International Society Bibliophiles, College Art Association (member Alfred Barr award committee 1987), Historians of Netherlandish Art.

Background

  • Kren, Thomas John was born on July 8, 1950 in Cleveland. Son of John Francis and Miriam Jean (Glick) Kren.

  • Education

    • Bachelor in Art History, Oberlin College, 1972. Master of Arts, Yale University, 1974. Doctor of Philosophy, Yale University, 1978.

    Career

    • Assistant professor University California, Santa Barbara, 1978-1980. Associate curator of paintings Jean Paul Getty Museum, Malibu, California, 1980-1984, curator of manuscripts, since 1984, adjunct curator of paintings, since 1989. Visiting instructor Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, winter 1978.

      Lecturer in field.

    Works

    • Author: (with Johannes Rathofer) Simon Bening's Flemish Calendar: Complete Facsimile of Munich Bayerische Staatsbibliothek Clm. 23638, 1988, (with Roger Wieck) The Visions of Tondal from the Library of Margaret of York, 1990. Contributor, editor: (exhibition catalogue) Renaissance Painting in Manuscripts, 1983 (1st prize American Library Association Rare Books and Manuscripts section).

      Contributor Wadsworth Atheneum Paintings: The Netherlands and German-speaking Countries. Editor, contributor Margaret of York, 1992, Simon Marmion, and The Visions of Tondal, 1992. Contributor articles to professional journals.

      Project director: Interactive videodisc on illuminated manuscripts, Jean Paul Getty Museum.

    Membership

    Member International Society Bibliophiles, College Art Association (member Alfred Barr award committee 1987), Historians of Netherlandish Art.

    Personality

    Interests

    Bicycling.

    Connections

    • father: John Francis Kren
    • mother: Miriam Jean (Glick) Kren
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    Born July 8, 1950
    (age 66)
    Nationality
    • 1972
      Oberlin College
    • 1974
      Yale University
    • 1978
      Yale University
    • 1978 - 1980
      Assistant, professor University California
      Santa Barbara, Honduras
    • 1980 - 1984
      associate, curator of paintings J. Paul Getty Museum
      Malibu, California, United States
    • 1984
      associate, curator of paintings J. Paul Getty Museum
    • 1989
      associate, curator of paintings J. Paul Getty Museum