Dombrowski Named Shapiro-Weitzenhoffer Associate Professor of 19th Century European Art
André Dombrowski, Associate Professor of the History of Art, has been appointed Frances Shapiro-Weitzenhoffer Associate Professor of 19th Century European Art. Dombrowski is a highly esteemed scholar of art and material culture in late 19th-century France and Germany. In addition to his first book, Cézanne, Murder, and Modern Life, which won the Phillips Collection Book Prize, he has edited and co-edited a number of important volumes, including Is Paris Still the Capital of the Nineteenth Century? Essays on Art and Modernity, 1850-1900, and the forthcoming Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Impressionism. His second book, Monet’s Minutes: Impressionism and the Industrialization of Time, is in progress. At Penn, he has served as undergraduate chair of his department, as a member of the School's Diversity Council and the University’s Graduate Council of the Faculties, as convener of the LGBTQ faculty diversity working group, and as a 2018-20 Penn Fellow.
The Frances Shapiro-Weitzenhoffer Professorship of 19th Century European Art was established in 1992 by the late David Shapiro, GM ’47, in memory of his daughter, Frances Shapiro-Weitzenhoffer, C’65. Shapiro-Weitzenhoffer was a distinguished art historian, editor, and specialist in Impressionist painting.