Larry Silver (Ph.D. Harvard, 1974), Farquhar Professor of Art History, is a specialist in painting and graphics of Northern Europe, particularly Germany and the Netherlands, during the era of Renaissance and Reformation. He has served as President of the College Art Association as well as the Historians of Netherlandish Art, and previously taught at Berkeley and Northwestern. He has also served as Editor in Chief of "caa.reviews," the on-line reviews journal of the College Art Association and is a member of the Print Council of America.
Publications include a general survey, Art in History (1993) and the recent Peasant Scenes and Landscapes (Univ. Pennsylvania Press, 2006) as well as a museum exhibition on professional engravers of the sixteenth century Netherlands, Graven Images (1993). Penn’s Ross Gallery hosted another exhibition, organized with graduate students, Transformation: Jews and Modernity (2001), and most recently another exhibition on mural or frieze prints of the sixteenth century, Grand Scale, originated at Wellesley's Davis Art Center (2008) and concluded at the Philadelphia Museum of Art (2009). His most recent book is Marketing Maximilian (Princeton, 2008), on the Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian I (d. 1519). Other current research centers on Rembrandt's religion, a book-length study, Rembrandt’s Faith (Penn State U. Press, 2009), co-authored with Shelley Perlove.