Collecting Drawing: A Public & Private Affair

September 28–29, 2012

About the Speakers

Mark Brady, Director, W. M. Brady & Co., Inc.

Mark Brady is the Director of W. M. Brady & Co., Inc. The gallery was established in 1987 in New York, and specializes in Old Master and 19th-century drawings and paintings, primarily of the Italian, French and English schools. The international clientele of the gallery consists of private collectors as well as museums. These include the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., the Art Institute of Chicago, the J. Paul Getty Museum, the British Museum, the National Gallery of Scotland and the Louvre.


Hugo Chapman, Keeper of Prints and Drawings and Curator of Italian and French Drawings pre-1800, The British Museum

Hugo Chapman is Keeper of Prints and Drawings and Curator of Italian and French drawings pre-1800 at The British Museum. He joined the department of Prints and Drawings in 1995 after a decade in the Old Master Drawings Department of a London auction house. Previously, he studied art history at London University. He was the curator of a Michelangelo drawings exhibition in 2006 and in 2010, the co-curator, along with Marzia Faietti, of an exhibition devoted to 15th century Italian drawings selected from the holdings in the British Museum and the Uffizi, Florence; the exhibition was shown in Florence in the spring of 2011.


Suzanne Folds McCullagh (SC ’73), Anne Vogt Fuller and Marion Titus Searle Chair and Curator of Prints & Drawings, The Art Institute of Chicago

Suzanne Folds McCullagh (B.A., Smith College ‘73; Ph.D., Harvard University ‘81) is the Anne Vogt Fuller and Marion Titus Searle Chair and Curator of Prints and Drawings at the Art Institute of Chicago. A specialist in French and Italian prints and drawings of the Renaissance and Baroque, she is the author of numerous articles and exhibition catalogues, among them a scholarly volume of over 700 drawings, Italian Drawings before 1600 in The Art Institute of Chicago (1997), including a newly discovered Raphael. She has organized a number of exhibitions and catalogues on significant Chicago-grown and Chicago-intended drawing collections including those of Joseph Shapiro, Martin Gecht, Dorothy Braude Edinburg, Jean and Steven Goldman, Richard and Mary Gray, and with the exhibition Capturing the Sublime: Italian Drawings of the Renaissance and Baroque (March 25–July 8, 2012)—that of Anne Searle Bent. She is a contributing curator for the exhibition Drawn to Excellence, and the 2012–13 Ruth and Clarence Kennedy Professor of Renaissance Studies at Smith College.


Andrew Robison, Andrew W. Mellon Senior Curator of Prints & Drawings, National Gallery of Art

Andrew Robison studied at Princeton University, Oxford University, and as a Fulbright Research Scholar in India. From 1970 through 1973, he taught philosophy at the University of Illinois. He joined the curatorial staff of the National Gallery of Art in 1974, becoming senior curator in 1983 and Andrew W. Mellon Senior Curator in 1991.

Robison was the lead curator for the 2007 exhibition Strokes of Genius: Rembrandt’s Prints and Drawings,and The Glory of Venice: Art in the Eighteenth Century (1994–1995). He also organized The Poetry of Light: Venetian Drawings from the National Gallery of Art (2006), and Ernst Ludwig Kirchner: 1880–1938 (2003), and, with Judith Brodie, A Century of Drawing: Works on Paper from Degas to LeWitt (2001–2002), among many others. Robison is widely published in journals such as Master Drawings and Apollo. He has authored numerous exhibition catalogues including Paper in Prints (1977), Master Drawings from the Collection of the National Gallery of Art and Promised Gifts (1978), Etchings by Giovanni Battista Piranesi: the Early Architectural Fantasies (1978), and Building a Collection (1997). Robison is the author of the book, Piranesi: Early Architectural Fantasies: A Catalogue Raisonné of the Etchings (1986).


Jane Turner (SC ’78), Editor, Master Drawings; Head of the Print Room, Rijkmuseum

Jane Turner is the Head of the Print Room at the Rijksmuseum. Turner is an internationally renowned art historian and specialist in Dutch 16th and 17th-century drawings. She is editor of New York journal Master Drawings. Having studied art history at the Institute of Fine Arts at New York University, Jane Turner started her career at the Pierpont Morgan Library in New York, where she was one of the three authors of the permanent catalogue of Netherlandish and Flemish drawings (1991) and the main author of their catalogue of Dutch drawings (2006). She developed her extensive knowledge and demonstrated her excellent organizational skills as editor of the 34-volume art encyclopedia Dictionary of Art. Turner continues her job as editor with the journal Master Drawings, based in the Morgan Library & Museum, New York, in addition to her job in the Rijksmuseum.


Nicholas Turner, formerly Deputy Keeper in the Dept. of Prints and Drawings, British Museum and Curator of Drawings at the J. Paul Getty Museum

Nicholas J. L. Turner, an independent art historian, was formerly Keeper in the British Museum’s Department of Prints and Drawings (1974–94), and Curator of Drawings at the J. Paul Getty Museum (1994–98).




Image Credit: Gaetano Gandolfi. San Matteo della Decima 1734–1802 Bologna. Marta Gandolfi,c. 1778. Black, red, and white chalk with stumping on brown paper. Private collection.