Ellen Prokop

Photograph of Ellen Prokop

Ellen Prokop is Associate Photoarchivist at the Frick Art Reference Library and an art historian who specializes in Spanish art of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. She is currently preparing two book manuscripts: an overview of the collecting and exhibition history of Bartolomé Murillo, El Greco, and Diego de Velázquez and an annotated translation of Fray Juan Ricci’s artistic treatise of ca. 1660, La pintura sabia. Her articles are published and forthcoming in The Hispanic Research Journal and The Journal of the History of Collections. During her doctoral studies at New York University she held a Theodore Rousseau Fellowship from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, a research grant from the Fundación Carolina, Centro de Estudios Hispánicos e Iberoamericanos, and a Lila Acheson Wallace Fellowship from the university. Her post-doctoral research has been supported by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Humanities. She regularly teaches undergraduate and graduate level courses at New York University and Hunter College, City University of New York. Prokop is the editor of “Discoveries in the Photoarchive.”

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