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educator , art historian

Jules David Prown, American Art historian educator. Recipient George Washington Kidd award Lafayette College, 1986. Fellow The Athenaeum of Philadelphia (honorary); member American Antiquarian Society, College Art Association (Distinguished Tchg. of Art History award 1995), American Studies Association, Connecticut Academy Arts & Sciences, Walpole Society, Royal Society Arts.

Background

Prown, Jules David was born on March 14, 1930 in Freehold, New Jersey, United States. Son of Max and Matilda (Cassileth) Prown.

Education

AB, Lafayette College, 1951. Doctor of Fine Arts (honorary), Lafayette College, 1979. AM, University Delaware, 1956.

AM, Harvard University, 1953. Doctor of Philosophy, Harvard University, 1961.

Career

Director History Society Old Newbury, Newburyport, Massachusetts, 1957-1958, Old Gaol Museum, York, Maine, 1958-1959. Assistant to director Harvard University, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1959-1961. Instructor to Paul Mellon professor history of art Yale University, New Haven, 1961-1999, Paul Mellon professor emeritus history of art, since 1999.

Curator American art Yale University Art Gallery, 1963-1968. Visiting lecturer Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts, 1966-1967. Director Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, 1968-1976, senior research fellow, since 1999.

Associate director National Humanities Institute, 1977. Trustee Whitney Museum, New York City, 1975-1994. Member editorial advisory board American Art-Smithsonian, Washington, 1986-2001, On Common Ground, since 1993.

Member visiting committee Harvard University Art Museums, 1993-1998.

Works

Membership

Fellow The Athenaeum of Philadelphia (honorary). Member American Antiquarian Society, College Art Association (Distinguished Tchg. of Art History award 1995), American Studies Association, Connecticut Academy Arts & Sciences, Walpole Society, Royal Society Arts.

Connections

Married Shirley Ann Martin, June 23, 1956. Children: Elizabeth Anderson, David Martin, Jonathan, Peter Cassileth, Sarah Peiter.

father:
Max Prown

mother:
Matilda (Cassileth) Prown

spouse:
Shirley Ann Martin

children:
Elizabeth Anderson Prown

David Martin Prown

Jonathan Prown

Peter Cassileth Prown

Sarah Peiter Prown