Queer Places:
Harvard University (Ivy League), 2 Kirkland St, Cambridge, MA 02138
Yale University (Ivy League), 38 Hillhouse Ave, New Haven, CT 06520
Smith College (Seven Sisters), 9 Elm St, Northampton, MA 01063

Jules David Prown (born March 14, 1930) is an art historian and a Paul Mellon Professor Emeritus of the History of Art at Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut. He is an authority on American art and material culture. He is a member of the Horace Walpole Society, elected in 1985.

Jules David Prown was born on March 14, 1930 in Freehold, New Jersey, the son of Max Prown and Matilda Cassileth. Prown is a graduate of Lafayette College, AB 1951, and Harvard University, AM 1953, and the Winterthur Program in Early American Culture at the University of Delaware, 1956. He received his Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1961, where he was the Edward R. Bacon Art Scholar, with a dissertation on John Singleton Copley.

He married Shirley Ann Martin, in 1956, and they had 5 children: Elizabeth Anderson, David Martin, Jonathan, Peter Cassileth, Sarah Peiter.

He was director of the History Society Old Newbury, Newburyport, Massachusetts, 1957-1958, and Old Gaol Museum, York, Maine, 1958-1959. He was assistant to director Harvard University, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1959-1961, and instructor to Paul Mellon professor history of art Yale University, New Haven, 1961-1999. He is Paul Mellon professor emeritus history of art, since 1999.

In 1961 he joined the faculty of the Department of the History of Art at Yale University where he was also Curator of American Art at the University Art Gallery, 1963-1968, and the founding Director of the Yale Center for British Art, 1968-1976. In 1966 he published the two-volume John Singleton Copley. While working on the publication he conducted an in-depth computer analysis of Copley's 240 American sitters. Prown retired from Yale in 1999.

He was visiting lecturer at Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts, 1966-1967. He was associate director National Humanities Institute, 1977, Trustee Whitney Museum, New York City, 1975-1994, member editorial advisory board American Art-Smithsonian, Washington, 1986-2001, and On Common Ground, since 1993. He was member visiting committee Harvard University Art Museums, 1993-1998.

He is a fellow of The Athenaeum of Philadelphia (honorary), member American Antiquarian Society, College Art Association (Distinguished Tchg. of Art History award 1995), American Studies Association, Connecticut Academy Arts & Sciences, Walpole Society, Royal Society Arts.

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