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Spring 2018: A Voyage Around the World

Larry A. Silver

Discipline: Art History
University of Pennsylvania

Larry Silver (B.A. U. Chicago; Ph.D. Harvard) is the Farquhar Professor of Art History at the University of Pennsylvania. He taught formerly at Berkeley and Northwestern, where he won several teaching awards. He is a specialist in old master paintings and prints of Northern Europe and has published books on Rembrandt, Bosch, Bruegel, and Dürer and has curated print exhibitions on maps and atlases, mural-sized prints, and early engravings and etchings. He also authored a survey of art history, Art in History and served on a planning committee for a global art history textbook. An avid traveler, he has sailed twice on fall voyages (2001, 2006) and twice on summer voyages (2008, 2010) of Semester at Sea. In addition, he has made a wide variety of trips with Alumni Association groups from Northwestern and Penn to both Europe and Asia. He served as President of his professional organization, the College Art Association and remains active on various humanities journal editorial boards.