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Thomas John Kren, American curator. Member International Society Bibliophiles, College Art Association (member Alfred Barr award committee 1987), Historians of Netherlandish Art.

Background

Kren, Thomas John was born on July 8, 1950 in Cleveland. Son of John Francis and Miriam Jean (Glick) Kren.

Education

Bachelor in Art History, Oberlin College, 1972;Master of Arts, Yale University, 1974;Doctor of Philosophy, Yale University, 1978.

Career

Assistant professor, University of California, Santa Barbara, 1978-1980;associate curator of paintings, Jean Paul Getty Museum, Malibu, California, 1980-1984;curator of manuscripts, Jean Paul Getty Museum, Malibu, California, since 1984;adjunct curator of paintings, Jean Paul Getty Museum, Malibu, California, since 1989. Visiting instructor Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, winter 1978. Lecturer in field.

Works

  • book

  • Other Work

    • Author: (with Johannes Rathofer) Simon Bening's Flemish Calendar: Complete Facsimile of Munich Bayerische Staatsbibliothek Clm. 23638, 1988, (with Roger Wieck) The Visions of Tondal from the Library of Margaret of York, 1990. Contributor, editor: (exhibition catalogue) Renaissance Painting in Manuscripts, 1983 (1st prize American Library Association Rare Books and Manuscripts section).

      Contributor Wadsworth Atheneum Paintings: The Netherlands and German-speaking Countries. Editor, contributor Margaret of York, 1992, Simon Marmion, and The Visions of Tondal, 1992. Contributor articles to professional journals.

      Project director: Interactive videodisc on illuminated manuscripts, Jean Paul Getty Museum.

Membership

Member International Society Bibliophiles, College Art Association (member Alfred Barr award committee 1987), Historians of Netherlandish Art.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocation: cycling.

Connections

father:
John Francis Kren

mother:
Miriam Jean (Glick) Kren