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Francis Valentine O'Connor, American art historian. National Endowment Arts grantee, 1967-1968, National Endowment of the Humanities grantee, 1987-1988, United States Capitol History Society grantee, 1987; Rockefeller Foundation fellow Institute for Medical Humanities, University Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, 1991.


O'Connor, Francis Valentine was born on February 14, 1937 in Brooklyn. Son of Frank James and Blanche Veronica (Whalen) O'C.


Bachelor in English Literature, Manhattan College, 1959. Master of Arts in Creative Writing, Johns Hopkins University, 1960. Doctor of Philosophy in History of Art, Johns Hopkins University, 1965.


Lecturer, assistant professor art history University Maryland, College Park, 1964-1970. Senior visiting research associate National Collection Fine Arts, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, 1970-1972. Freelance consultant New York City.

Director Raphael Research Enterprises, New York City. Robert Sterling Clark visiting professor art history Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusetts, 1990.



Member College Art Association, American Studies Association, American Society Aesthetics, Authors Guild, Society Values in Higher Education, Society Arts, Religion and Contemporary Culture, Association Indiana Historians Art (founder).


Frank James O'C.

Blanche Veronica (Whalen) O'C.