Larry Silver

Farquhar Professor of Art History
203 Jaffe Building
215-898-3509

Larry Silver, has taught at Penn since 1997, after previous positions at Berkeley and Northwestern. He is Farquhar Professor of Art History, a specialist in old master European painting and graphics. His most recent publications include: Hieronymus Bosch (2006), Rembrandt's Faith (with Shelley Perlove; 2009), Peasant Scenes and Landscapes (2006), and Marketing Maximilian (a study of early political imagery; 2008). In 2001, he organized a prints exhibition at Penn (Arthur Ross Gallery), Transformation: Jews and Modernity, and he contributed to the important exhibition, The Emergence of Jewish Artists in 19th-Century Europe (Jewish Museum, New York, 2001). Together with Samantha Baskind, he is currently preparing an analysis, Modern/Jewish/Artists, to be published by Reaktion Books.

Courses Taught: 
  • ARTH 002: The Rise of Modern Visual Media
  • ARTH 260: Northern Renaissance Art
  • ARTH 261: Netherlandish Art
  • ARTH 262: German Art
  • ARTH 271: European Baroque Art
  • ARTH 296: Hollywood Genres
  • ARTH 301: Undergraduate Seminar
  • ARTH 503: Proseminar: Origins of Graphic Art
  • ARTH 760/761/762: Seminar: Northern Art
Jewish Studies Program
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