Edgar Munhall (1933–2016)

Edgar Munhall was Curator Emeritus of The Frick Collection. After teaching art history at Yale University, Dr. Munhall joined The Frick Collection in 1965 as its first Curator, a post he held until his retirement in 2000. In recognition of his services in promulgating French art, he was named an Officier in the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in 2002.

His publications include Catalogue des Dessins du Musėe Jenisch Vevey (co-author, 2012); “Greuze's Portrait of the Duchesse de Choiseul" in Waddesdon Miscellanea (2009); Oklahoma City Museum of Art: Selected Paintings and Sculpture from the Collection (co-author, 2007); A Pair of Portraits by Jean-Baptiste Greuze (2006); The Frick Collection: An Illustrated Catalogue. Volume 9: Drawings, Prints, and Later Acquisitions (co-author, 2003); Greuze the Draftstman (2002); Art in the Frick Collection: Paintings, Sculpture, Decorative Arts (co-author, 1996); Whistler and Montesquiou: The Butterfly and the Bat (1995, English and French editions); Little Notes Concerning Watteau's "Portal of Valenciennes" (1992); and Ingres and the Comtesse d'Haussonville (1985, reissued 1998).

Donations in memory of Edgar Munhall may be sent to the Edgar Munhall Book Fund at the Frick Art Reference Library. 


Video: A Celebration of the Life of Edgar Munhall

Lectures captured on video:

The David-Weill Family
Money for the Most Exquisite Things: Bankers and Collecting from the Medici to the Rockefellers, symposium presented by the Center for the History of Collecting, March 2, 2013

Whistler’s Arrangement in Black and Gold
Presented with the exhibition Portraits, Pastels, Prints: Whistler in The Frick Collection, June 2 through August 23, 2009

Publications available at the Frick Art Reference Library

Publications available at the Museum Shop:

The Frick Collection: An Illustrated Catalogue
Art in the Frick Collection: Paintings, Sculpture, Decorative Arts
Little Notes Concerning Watteau's Portal of Valenciennes
Ingres and the Comtesse d'Haussonville