Larry Silver

Larry Silver, Ph.D

Professor of History of Art; Faculty Director, University Scholars

Larry Silver (Art History; Ph.D. Harvard, 1974) has been at Penn for almost twenty years, coming from earlier stints at Berkeley and Northwestern. He specializes in old master paintings and prints, especially from the Netherlands and Germany, and his books include studies of Bosch, Bruegel, Dürer, Rembrandt, and Rubens as well as the early art market in paintings and prints. He has also been active in researching modern Jewish artists, and produced an exhibition at Penn on this subject in 2001 as well as a book in 2011. Current research projects include a book on Europe's global vision in the age of discovery. He has taught at all levels at Penn, including a freshman class in the Integrating Knowledge listings, "Representing Reality."