Svetlana Alpers

Art Historian, Author

1936 –

72

Who is Svetlana Alpers?

Svetlana Leontief Alpers is an American art historian, also an artist and critic. She was a professor of art history at the University of California at Berkeley from 1962 to 1998, where she is now Professor Emerita, and is one of the most influential American art historians of her generation. Her specialty was Dutch Golden Age painting, although she has also written on Tiepolo, Rubens, Breugel, and Velázquez, among others. She is a consultant to both National Public Radio and the National Endowment for the Humanities, and has held many visiting academic appointments around the world.

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Born
1936
Cambridge
Parents
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Harvard University
  • Radcliffe College
  • Bachelor of Arts
Employment
  • University of California, Berkeley
Lived in
  • Massachusetts

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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