Louisa Wood Ruby

Photograph of Louisa Wood Ruby

Louisa Wood Ruby is Head of Research, Frick Art Reference Library, in charge of the Scholars’ Program and Digital Art History Lab. She recently contributed articles on “Harnessing Technology for Art History: The Frick Art Reference Libraryto XRDS Crossroads, and “ARIES: Enabling Visual Exploration and Organization of Art Image Collections” to IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications. In January she interviewed George Abrams, a well-known collector of Dutch and Flemish drawings for a joint oral history project sponsored by the Frick’s Center of the History of Collecting and the Archives of American Art. Upcoming articles include “A Family Affair: Bruegel and Sons in America,” for the Center’s publication America and the Art of Flanders: Collecting Paintings by Rubens, Van Dyck, and Their Circles (Penn State Press, 2018). She is currently working on a catalogue raisonné of the drawings of Jan Brueghel the Elder with Teréz Gerszi of the Szépművészeti Múzeum, Budapest, and an exhibition that will arise from that work to be held at the Museum Rockoxhuis in Antwerp in fall 2019. Louisa is Vice-President of the Historians of Netherlandish Art.

Research Department, Frick Art Reference Library