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curator , art historian

Holly Pyne Connor, American curator, art historian. Trustee New Jersey History Society, Newark, 1983—1988, Far Hills Country Day School, 1988—1992; active Tewksbury History Preservation Commission, Oldwick, 1995—2005; Member of Association Art Museum Curators, College Art Association.

Background

Connor, Holly Pyne was born on February 5, 1952 in Augusta, Georgia, United States. Daughter of John Wright and Nancy Buck Pyne.

Education

Bachelor cum laude, Boston University, 1974. Master of Arts, Courtauld Institute, London, 1978. Doctor of Philosophy, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, 1996.

Career

Assistant curator Brooklyn Museum, 1978—1985. Consultant curator Newark Museum, 1996—2002, associate curator, 2002—2005, curator 19th century American art, since 2005. Lecturer on American art, since 1998.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Editor, author: Off the Pedestal: New Women in the Art of Homer, Chase and Sargent, 2006. Exhibitions include Picturing America, Newark Museum, since 2001, American Art in the Dutch Tradition, 2001-2002. Curator (exhibitions) Small but Sublime: Intimate Views by Durand, Bierstadt and Inness, since 2008.

Membership

Trustee New Jersey History Society, Newark, 1983—1988, Far Hills Country Day School, 1988—1992. Active Tewksbury History Preservation Commission, Oldwick, 1995—2005. Member of Association Art Museum Curators, College Art Association.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Reading, tennis, skiing.

Connections

Married Geoffrey Michael Connor, July 24, 1976. Children: Taylor Pyne, Michael Buck, Grafton Wright.

father:
John Wright

mother:
Nancy Buck Pyne

spouse:
Geoffrey Michael Connor

children:
Taylor Pyne Connor

Michael Buck Connor

Grafton Wright Connor