The curator and conservator who examined and studied Renoir's iconic canvas Promenade, acquired by The Frick, reveals the secrets behind the making of the masterpiece."
Dr. Colin B. Bailey
Colin B. Bailey is Deputy Director and Peter Jay Sharp Chief Curator of The Frick Collection. He previously served as Deputy Director and Chief Curator at the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, and has held a variety of posts at the Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth; the Philadelphia Museum of Art; and the J. Paul Getty Museum, Malibu. He holds a doctorate in art history from the University of Oxford.
Dr. Bailey is responsible for an impressive list of catalogues and books, among them Watteau to Degas: French Drawings from the Frits Lugt Collection (2009); Gabriel de Saint-Aubin (1724-1780) (2007); Renoir Landscapes, 1865-1883 (2007); and The Age of Watteau, Chardin and Fragonard: Masterpieces of 18th-Century French Genre Painting (2003). In 2004 he was the winner of the Mitchell Prize for the History of Art in the best art book category for his critically acclaimed Patriotic Taste: Collecting Modern Art in Pre-Revolutionary Paris. Dr. Bailey's latest monograph, Fragonard's Progress of Love at The Frick Collection, was published in 2011. He has taught graduate seminars in eighteenth-century French art at Bryn Mawr College, Columbia University, and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. He was made a Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres in 1994 and was promoted to Officier in 2010.
Charlotte Hale is Paintings Conservator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.