Gary Schwartz, born in New York, New York, USA, in 1940. Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University. Former Director of CODART (Curators of Dutch and Flemish Art) in Amsterdam.
Fellow (1 September 2009 – 31 January 2010)
DUTCH ARTISTS IN SAFAVID PERSIA
As a member of the theme group on the reception of Netherlandish art in Asia, I studied the situation of Dutch art and artists in Safavid, Persia. Thanks to the mutual support among the group members, I was able to considerably amplify the plans with which I came to NIAS. In addition to two internal presentations and a lecture at our symposium, I was able to co-author a study on the Dutch artists in Persia and to expand the scope of my contribution to the volume of essays emerging from our project. During my NIAS fellowship I wrote several internet columns on art-history and saw the publication in print of three articles in edited volumes. Over the next few months I will be presenting the results of my work at NIAS and other scholarly endeavours at professional conferences in Chicago and Dresden.
Watch this Dutch video with Gary Schwartz in the Dutch daily show De Wereld Draait Door.