Larry Silver

Larry Silver

Farquhar Professor of Art History, Emeritus


203 Jaffe Building


Larry Silver, has taught at Penn since 1997, after previous positions at Berkeley and Northwestern. He is Farquhar Professor of Art History, a specialist in old master European painting and graphics. His most recent publications include: Hieronymus Bosch (2006), Rembrandt's Faith (with Shelley Perlove; 2009), Peasant Scenes and Landscapes (2006), and Marketing Maximilian (a study of early political imagery; 2008). In 2001, he organized a prints exhibition at Penn (Arthur Ross Gallery), Transformation: Jews and Modernity, and he contributed to the important exhibition, The Emergence of Jewish Artists in 19th-Century Europe (Jewish Museum, New York, 2001). Together with Samantha Baskind, he is currently preparing an analysis, Modern/Jewish/Artists, to be published by Reaktion Books.

Courses Taught
  • ARTH 002: The Rise of Modern Visual Media
  • ARTH 260: Northern Renaissance Art
  • ARTH 261: Netherlandish Art
  • ARTH 262: German Art
  • ARTH 271: European Baroque Art
  • ARTH 296: Hollywood Genres
  • ARTH 301: Undergraduate Seminar
  • ARTH 503: Proseminar: Origins of Graphic Art
  • ARTH 760/761/762: Seminar: Northern Art