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art historian

Ann Prentice Wagner, American Art historian. Graduate scholar Boston University, 1985-1986; graduate alumni fellow Boston University, 1985-1986. Member College Art Association, Society American Wood Engravers, Washington Print Club (board directors 1993-1995).


Wagner, Ann Prentice was born on August 17, 1961 in Washington, District of Columbia, United States. Daughter of John Prentice and Polly (Sweet) Wagner.


Associate of Arts in Studio Art, Montgomery College, 1982. Bachelor in Art History, George Washington University, 1985. Master of Arts in Art History, Boston University, 1987.

Doctor of Philosophy, University Maryland, since 2006.


Museum assistant, docent Phillips Collection, Washington, 1987-1994. Art historian National Portrait Gallery, 1989-1991, curatorial assistant, 1991-2000, assistant curator prints and drawings, 2000-2001. Teaching assistant University Maryland, 2001—2002.

Predoctoral fellow Smithsonian Institution, 2002—2003. Visiting scholar GeorgiaO'Keeffe Museum Research Center, 2003. Research assistant department modern and contemporary art National Gallery Art, Washington, 2004—2005.


  • Other Work

    • Co-author: The Cultivation of Artists in Nineteenth-Century America, 1997, Eye Contact: Modern American Portrait Drawings from the National Portrait Gallery, 2002. Contributor articles to professional publications.


Member of Association Historians of America Art, College Art Association, Historians of 19th Century Art, Washington Print Club (board directors 1993-1995).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: traditional jazz and early music.


John Prentice Wagner

Polly (Sweet) Wagner