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Museum director

Nicholas Beaver Penny, museum director. Fellow American Academy Arts and Sciences.

Background

Penny, Nicholas Beaver was born on December 21, 1949 in London. Son of Joseph Noel and Anges Celia (Roberts) Penny.

Education

Master of Arts, St. Catharines College, Cambridge, United Kingdom, 1971. Master of Arts, Courtauld Institute, London, 1973. Doctor of Philosophy, Courtauld Institute, London, 1975.

Career

Leverhulme fellow Cambridge University, 1973-1975. Lecturer history of art department University Manchester, 1975-1982. Senior research fellow King's College, Cambridge, 1982-1984.

Keeper department Western art Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, England, 1984-1989. Director National Gallery, London, since 2008, Clore curator Renaissance painting, 1990—2007. Senior curator sculpture National Gallery of Art, Washington, 2002—2008.

Slade professor University Oxford, 1980-1981.

Works

Membership

Fellow American Academy Arts and Sciences.

Connections

Married Anne Philomel Udy (divorced), Mary Agnes crettier. Children: Caroline Emil, Elizabeth Joan.

father:
Joseph Noel Penny

mother:
Anges Celia (Roberts) Penny

spouse:
Anne Philomel Udy

children:
Elizabeth Joan Penny

Caroline Emil Penny