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historian , writer

Patricia Rubin is an American art historian and a scholar of Italian Renaissance art.


Mrs. Rubin was born in the United States in 1951.


Rubin received her Bachelor of Arts from Yale University in 1975, where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. She received her Master of Arts from the Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London, in 1978, and her Doctor of Philosophy from Harvard University in 1986.


Mrs. Rubin was deputy director at the Courtauld Institute of Art. From 2009-2017 she was the Judy and Michael Steinhardt Director at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University.


  • Patricia Rubin is widely known for her books. She has explored the works of sixteenth-century Italian artist and art historian Giorgio Vasari in her 1995 volume, Giorgio Vasari: Art and History.