Colin B. Bailey
Colin B. Bailey is the Frick Collection's Deputy Director and Peter Jay Sharp Chief Curator. He was appointed Chief Curator of the Frick in 2000, after having served as the Deputy Director and Chief Curator of the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa. Bailey has also held a variety of posts in museums across the United States, among them the Kimbell Art Museum, Philadelphia Museum of Art, and J. Paul Getty Museum. He holds a D.Phil. in Art History from the University of Oxford. A specialist in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century French art, Bailey was named Chevalier de L'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in 1994 for his contribution to French culture and was promoted to Officier in 2010. His recent publications include The Age of Watteau, Chardin, and Fragonard: Masterpieces of Eighteenth-Century French Genre Painting (2003); Building The Frick Collection (2006); Renoir Landscapes, 1865–1883 (2007); Watteau to Degas: French Drawings from the Frits Lugt Collection (2009); Fragonard’s Progress of Love at The Frick Collection (2011); Rembrandt and His School: Masterworks from the Frick and Lugt Collections (co-author, 2011); Renoir, Impressionism, and Full-Length Painting (2012); and Mantegna to Matisse: Master Drawings from the Courtauld Gallery (co-author, 2012). His book Patriotic Taste: Collecting Modern Art in Pre-Revolutionary Paris was awarded the Mitchell Prize for the best art history book of 2002–3.