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CURRICULUM VITAE

PROF. TOM F. K. HENRY

 

CONTACT

Tel: +44 [0]7850 408167 (UK) and +39 338 9974107 (Italy)

     e-mails: T.F.K.Henry@kent.ac.uk / th@casanovaumbria.eu

ABOUT

A world-renowned curator and expert on Raphael, Signorelli and Renaissance art in central Italy. Formerly Professor of History of Art at the University of Kent and now Emeritus Professor. Tom was Director of the University’s School of Classical and Renaissance Studies in Rome. He now runs his own Art-historical consultancy offering research, teaching, curatorial expertise and specialist tours: visit centotorce.it for more information.

 

EMPLOYMENT

Jan 2013-Sept 2020 Professor of History of Art, University of Kent; Director, Rome School of Classical and Renaissance Studies; Director, Italian Renaissance Documents Site (http://irds-project.org).

Sept 2006- Jan 2013 Independent art historian, London and Central Italy.

Jan 2005-Sept 2006 Reader in the History of Italian Renaissance Art, Oxford Brookes University.

Sept 2000-Jan 2005 Lecturer and Senior Lecturer in the History of Art, Oxford Brookes University.

Oct 1997-Sept 2000 British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow, Courtauld Institute of Art.

Oct 1996-Sept 1997 One year, 0.5 FTE, replacement teaching contract at the Courtauld Institute of Art.

Sept 1991-Feb 1993 National Gallery, London (Co-author, The National Gallery Complete Illustrated

   Catalogue, published 1995).

Jan-Sept 1991  Assistant to Sir Denis Mahon in preparation for the Guercino exhibitions in

   London, Bologna, Frankfurt and Washington.

Aug 1989-Jan 1991 National Gallery, London (Art Historian to the Micro Gallery).

 

EDUCATION

Oct ‘92-July ’96 Courtauld Institute, London; Ph.D. ‘The Career of Luca Signorelli in the 1490s’.

Oct ‘87-July ‘89  Courtauld Institute, London; M.A. History of Art (Distinction in parts I and II).

Oct ‘86-June ‘87  École Normale Supérieure, Paris.

Oct ‘83-June ’86 Balliol College, Oxford; B.A. Modern History (First Class Honours).

1971-1982  Colet Court and St Paul’s School, London.

 

UNIVERSITY TEACHING AND ADMINISTRATION

BA, MA and PhD teaching/supervision at the Universities of London (Courtauld), Oxford Brookes and Kent, as well as occasional courses for Università degli Studi, Perugia, American University, John Cabot and elsewhere. External examining for the Courtauld, Warburg, Università degli Studi, Firenze and elsewhere. Various University administrative roles including: Field Chair of the History of Art undergraduate programmes, departmental research coordinator 2004-6, MA admissions and Director, University of Kent Rome School of Classical and Renaissance Studies 2014-20.

 

MAJOR FELLOWSHIPS

Ahmanson Foundation Fellow, Villa I Tatti, Florence (July 2002-June 2003).

British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow, Courtauld Institute of Art (Oct 1997-Sept 2000).

 

PRINCIPAL CURATORSHIPS

Curator, Signorelli a Cortona, Cortona (MAEC), 2023.

Co-Curator, Raphael, National Gallery, London (Apr-July 2022).

Co-Curator, Perugino, Paris (Jacquemart-André), 2014.

Co-Curator, El Último Rafael / Raphaël, les dernières années, Madrid (Prado) and Paris (Louvre), 2012-13.

Co-Curator, Luca Signorelli, Perugia (Galleria Nazionale) and Umbria, June-Sept 2012.

Co-Curator, Pintoricchio, Perugia (Galleria Nazionale) and Spello, Dec 2007-June 2008.

Co-Curator, Gli esordi di Raffaello tra Urbino, Città di Castello e Perugia, Città di Castello (March-June 2006).

Co-Curator, Raphael: from Urbino to Rome, National Gallery, London (Oct 2004-Jan 2005).

Curator, Signorelli in British Collections, National Gallery, London (Nov 1998-Feb 1999).

 

PRINCIPAL PUBLICATIONS (by date, in descending order)

Forthcoming

Sole-authored entries in C. Plazzotta and T. Henry, National Gallery Catalogues. The Sixteenth Century Italian Paintings: volume IV, Raphael, London 2022 (online edition)

‘Raffaello, caffè e cioccolato’, in ed. R. Cioffi, R. Lattuada e A. Zezza, Atti del Convegno Internazionale Raffaello 1520-2020, Napoli 1-3.7.2021

ciò che haveva dell’arte, l’aveva da me’ – Raphael’s artistic strategy in Florence’, in ed. B. Jatta and G. Cornini, Atti del Convegno Raffaello in Vaticano, 27-29.9.2021

‘Signorelli e Michelangelo’ Atti del Convegno Internazionale: Luca Signorelli e Roma. Oblio e riscoperte, Rome, 2022.

2022

Raphael, National Gallery, London, exh. cat., 2022 (co-editor of the volume and co-author of the lead essay with D. Ekserdjian, plus 45 sole-authored catalogue entries).

2021

‘Fatalmente per le Belli Arte e Monumenti di questa Città’ in ed. M. Mercalli and L. Teza, Raffaello giovane a Città di Castello e il suo sguardo, (exh. cat., Città di Castello, Pinacoteca, 30 October 2021-9 January 2022), Milan, 2021, pp. 93-101.

‘What does a replica by Raphael look like?’ in ed. F. Biferali and V. Punzi, La Madonna di Loreto di Raffaello, exh. cat., Museo Pontificio Santa Casa di Loreto, 2021, pp. 21-25.

2019

‘Raphael’s Siege of Perugia in context’, in ed. M. Faietti & A. Gnann, Raffael als Zeichner / Raffaello disegnatore, Florence, 2019, pp. 244-255.

2016

‘Signorelli e Raffaello’ in ed. C. Cecchetti & A. Iori, Burri e Signorelli. Centenario della nascita di Alberto Burri 1915-2015, Città di Castello, 2016, pp. 33-38. ISBN 978-88-940639-5-0.

IRDS (Italian Renaissance Documents Site – http://irds-project.org) Documents for Perugino, Signorelli, Melozzo da Forli, Raphael and front material.

2013

‘Luca Signorelli a Città di Castello’ in ed. G. Sterparelli, Luca Signorelli a Città di Castello. La vita, l’opera e la scuola in alta valle del Tevere, Città di Castello, 2013, pp. 12-66.

2012

The Life and Art of Luca Signorelli, New Haven & London, 2012 (YUP, ISBN: 978-0-300-17926-2).

‘Plusieurs artistes, une seule main’, Dossier de l’Art, 200 (October 2012), pp. 40-51.

Late Raphael / El Último Rafael / Raphaël, les dernières années. Exhibition catalogue (co-authored with P. Joannides) in English, Spanish and French. Museo del Prado and Musée du Louvre, 2012.

‘“Gli gettò addosso il suo mantello”’ and ‘La casa di Luca Signorelli’, in ed. F. De Chirico, V. Garibaldi, T. Henry and F.F. Mancini, Luca Signorelli, exh. cat., Perugia (Galleria Nazionale), Orvieto (Museo dell’Opera del Duomo) and Città di Castello (Pinacoteca), 2012, pp. 143-151 (and cats. 8, 24, 26-29, 39, 53, 86 and 95-97).

2011

‘Luca Signorelli and the Vitelli of Città di Castello’, in ed. S. Nethersole, J. Harris and P. Rumberg, ‘... una insalata di più erbe’: A Festschrift for Patricia Lee Rubin, London, 2011, pp. 35-45. 

2010

‘One picture, ten names, and a proposal for the early career of Luca Signorelli’, 1492. Rivista della Fondazione Piero della Francesca, II.2 (2010), pp. 21-40.

2009

‘Raffaello e Signorelli’ in ed. L. Mochi Onori, Raffaello, Giovanni Santi e Urbino, exh. cat., Urbino (Galleria Nazionale), 2009, pp. 78-83 (and cats. 6, 26, 28, 29, 30, 31).

2008

magister Lucas de Cortona, famosissimus pictor in tota Italia … fecisse etiam multas pulcherrimas picturas in diversis civitatibus et presertim Senis’ in L’ultimo secolo della repubblica di Siena: arti cultura e società, Atti del Convegno Internazionale di Studi ((Siena 28-30 sett. 2003 e 16-8 sett. 2004), ed. M. Ascheri, G. Mazzoni and F. Nevola, Siena (Accademia Senese degli Intronati) 2008, pp. 355-365.

‘The patrons, original location and restoration history of Luca Signorelli’s Circumcision in the National Gallery, London’, Studi di Storia dell’Arte, 19 (2008), pp. 35-52.

2006

‘Raphael’s patrons in Città di Castello’ / ‘I committenti di Raffaello a Città di Castello’, in ed. T. Henry & F.F. Mancini, Gli esordi di Raffaello tra Urbino, Città di Castello e Perugia, exh. cat., Città di Castello (Pinacoteca), 2006, pp. 25-69 (and cats. 1-3, pp. 120-129).

‘Friendship and Franciscanism: Luca Signorelli, Umbertide and the pala di Santa Croce’ / ‘Amicizia e francescanesimo: Luca Signorelli, Umbertide e la pala di Santa Croce’ in ed. T. Henry, Amicizia e francescanesimo: Luca Signorelli, Umbertide e la pala di Santa Croce, exh. cat., Umbertide (Museo Civico), 2006.

2004

ed. H. Chapman, T. Henry & C. Plazzotta, Raphael: from Urbino to Rome, exh. cat., London (National Gallery), 2004-5 (co-authored essay of the same title, pp. 14-65 and Cats. 1-3, 5-9, 13-20, 25-26, 29-30, 32-34, 51-55, 60-62, 64-67, 92-95).

‘La formazione di Pietro Perugino’, in ed. V. Garibaldi and F.F. Mancini, Perugino. Il Divin Pittore, exh. cat., Perugia (Galleria Nazionale), 2004, pp. 73-79.

‘Raphael and Siena’, Apollo, CLVII, 2004, pp. 18-24.

2002

‘Raphael’s altar-piece patrons in Città di Castello’, The Burlington Magazine, CXLIV (2002), pp. 268-278.

Luca Signorelli. The Complete Paintings, London, 2002 (catalogue raisonné of Signorelli’s paintings, with an introduction by L.B. Kanter). Also published in US, Italian and French editions).

2001

‘Reflections on Il Marcillat’s work in the Vatican Palace’, Apollo, CLIV (2001), pp. 18-27.

‘Signorelli’s Virgin and Child: a gift to his daughter’, Metropolitan Museum Journal, 36, 2001, pp. 161-168.

1998

Signorelli in British Collections, exh. cat., London (National Gallery), 1998 (and exhibition leaflet of same title).

 

SELECTED INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE PAPERS AND LECTURES

Various Zoom events for the Raphael quincentennary, 2020-22 (British Institute, Florence; Italian Institute, London; Warburg Institute; London Art Week; Accademia di San Luca, Rome).

‘Raphael’s Siege of Perugia in context’, Raffaels Ziechnungen. Internationales Symposium, Albertina, Vienna, 22-22.11.2017.

Session Chair, Collecting Raphael - Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino nelle collezioni e nella storia del collezionismo, Bibliotheca Hertziana, Max-Planck-Institut für Kunstgeschichte, e American University of Rome, Rome, 12-14.10.2017.

“Signorelli, who doubtless exercised a considerable influence upon Piero di Cosimo”; Piero di Cosimo conference, Florence, September 2015.

che quasi l’una dall’altra non si conosceva’: Luca Signorelli ‘degno discipulo’ of Piero della Francesca’, Piero della Francesca and Disegno (conference), Courtauld Institute of Art, London, June 2015.

‘The “Wild-Herb Taste” of Umbrian Painting in the Later Fifteenth Century’, Cleveland Museum of Art, May 2013.

‘A new interpretation of Raphael’s Self-Portrait with a Friend’, National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo.

‘Men in Black. Signorelli, Raphael and Renaissance Cloak-Giving (with a discussion of the Signorelli and Raphael exhibitions of 2012)’, Research Forum, Courtauld Institute of Art, London, November 2012; also at the British Institute, Florence (30.1.2013).

‘Many artists, one hand. Raphael and his workshop practice c.1513-20’, Musée du Louvre, Paris, 2012.

‘One picture, ten names, and a proposal for the early career of Luca Signorelli’, Courtauld Institute, London, November 2009.

‘Raphael before 1505: The Altarpieces of Citta di Castello’, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, June 2006.

magister Lucas de Cortona, famosissimus pictor in tota Italia … fecisse etiam multas pulcherrimas picturas in diversis civitatibus et presertim Senis’ at Siena nel Rinascimento: l’ultimo secolo della repubblica, Convegno Internazionale di Studi, Siena, September 2003.

‘New perspectives on Raphael before Rome’, Raffaello – pluralità e unità, Bibliotheca Hertziana, Rome, May 2002.

‘Perugino e Signorelli’, Convegno internazionale su Pietro Vannucci detto il Perugino, Perugia, October 2000.

‘Signorelli and the End of the World’, National Gallery of Art, Washington, December 1999.

 

SELECTED EVENTS HOSTED IN ROME 2014-20

Annual lectures at the Villa Wolkonsky; speakers: Dr Gabriele Finaldi, Sir Nicholas Penny (Director and former Director of the National Gallery, London), Thomas Campbell (former Director of the Metropolitan Museum, New York). Hosted evening events at the Villa Borghese, the Accademia di S. Luca and the Villa Wolkonsky. Annual Raphael conference at the Accademia di S. Luca and American University of Rome.

 

CONSULTANCY

Occasional reader for The Burlington Magazine, Pearson/Longman, Art Bulletin, Renaissance Studies, Bollettino del Prado and Yale University Press. Writer and presenter of various exhibition videos; television and radio interviews on BBC1 and BBC World Service, ITN, Sky Arts, Sky Arte, Rai 3 Museo Nazionale (http://www.museoradio3.rai.it/dl/portali/site/articolo/ContentItem-634a0e64-7a18-4c7c-bcf4-63d3fabad98d.html) and local channels. Occasional consultancy to the Arts Council AIL panel, American University of Rome, Mahon Foundation.

 

 

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