Louisa Wood Ruby

Photograph of Louisa Wood Ruby

Louisa Wood Ruby is Head of Research, Frick Art Reference Library, in charge of the Center for the History of Collecting, Scholars’ Program, and Digital Art History Lab. A scholar of Netherlandish drawings of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, she has published a catalogue raisonné of the drawings of Paul Bril; numerous articles in journals such as Master Drawings, The Burlington Magazine, and the Journal of Historians of Netherlandish Art; and contributed essays to several symposia proceedings and festschrifts. Most recently, she co-curated the exhibition Jan Brueghel the Elder: A Magnificent Draughtsman, held at the Snijders & Rockoxhuis museum, in Antwerp. The exhibition was accompanied by a catalogue. Upcoming articles include “A Family Affair: Bruegel and Sons in America,” for the publication America and the Art of Flanders: Collecting Paintings by Rubens, Van Dyck, and Their Circles, and “Transforming Research Methodologies: The Frick Art Reference Library’s Collaborative Approach,” for the publication Collecting and Provenance: A Multi-Disciplinary Approach. Louisa is Vice-President of the Historians of Netherlandish Art.

Research Department, Frick Art Reference Library