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Jonathan Bober Joins National Gallery of Art as Curator of Old Master Prints

WASHINGTON, D.C.- Jonathan Bober has joined the National Gallery of Art, Washington, as curator and head of the department of old master prints. He succeeds Peter Parshall, who headed the department from 1999 until his retirement in 2010. One of Bober’s first undertakings will be organizing an exhibition from the Gallery’s collection to explore the graphic work of Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione. The exhibition will focus on the complex origins of Castiglione’s graphic oeuvre, including the etchings of Rembrandt, and his critical influence on later masters ranging from Fran├žois Boucher to Giovanni Battista Tiepolo. “Jonathan Bober brings to the National Gallery of Art a tradition of scholarship—demonstrated in numerous exhibitions and publications, especially on old master and modern prints and drawings—as well as a history of imaginative and prodigious acquisitions,” said National Gallery of Art director Earl A. Powel