Gail Feigenbaum


Gail Feigenbaum is a scholar of early-modern European Art. She studied at Oberlin College and earned her doctorate in art history at Princeton. She has held numerous awards and fellowships, including the Rome Prize at the American Academy. Before joining the Getty Research Institute as Associate Director, she worked at the National Gallery of Art, at the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts and at the New Orleans Museum of Art where she headed the paintings department. Among the many exhibitions she has curated are Ludovico Carracci, at the Pinacoteca Nazionale di Bologna and Kimbell Art Museum; Degas and New Orleans: A French Impressionist in America, NOMA, and Ordrupgaard, Denmark, Jefferson’s America and Napoleon’s France: An Exhibition for the Bicentennial of the Lousiana Purchase, NOMA, and Annibale Carracci Drawings at the National Gallery of Art. She has published extensively on Caravaggio and Georges de la Tour, on the Carracci family of painters, on artistic collaboration, workshop practice,problems of naturalism, techne and the nature of the painter’s knowledge. She is currently heading an international collaborative research project on Display of Art in Roman Palaces 1550-1750.