Faculty Director, University Scholars
LARRY SILVER, the Farquhar Professor of History of Art, has been at Penn since 1997 after teaching previously at Berkeley and Northwestern. He is a specialist in old master paintings and prints, particularly in Germany and the Low Countries, and his most recent books have discussed Bosch (2006) and Rembrandt (2009) with another new publication on modern Jewish artists. He has also served Penn on the Faculty Editorial Board of Penn Press and on the advisory board of the Masters in Liberal Studies of the College of Liberal and Professional Studies. He regularly participates in the Penn undergraduate preceptorial program, especially with visits to regional museums, and his course offerings range from the introductory survey class to undergraduate seminars. He is the proud parent of Zachary (Penn class of ’05) and Laura (graduate joint program between Annenberg School of Communications and Department of Political Science).