Russell Shorto

3 Replies to “Finding Rembrandt”

  1. Liz Ripley says:

    Read your article in the NYT. Wondered if you knew that the study of Old Masters is alive and well at Queen’s University in Kingston Ontario Canada. It’s art gallery has 3 Rembrandts and there are both a Curator and a Chair in Northern Baroque Art. All due to the largesse of the late Alfred Bader who was a passionate amateur art historian who made his fortune at Aldrich Chemical but who was always grateful to the university which found a place for a young Jewish refugee after the war.

    1. russell-admin says:

      Thanks, Liz. Sorry to be so late in replying. Are you affiliated with the university? My email is

  2. An amazing article, thank you

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About the Author

  I was born in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. I have three children (Anna, Eva and Anthony) and three step-children (Reinier, Hector and Benjamin).  I write books of narrative history; I believe history is most meaningful to us when it manifests itself through individuals in conflict. My books have been published in fourteen languages and have won numerous awards.  I am senior scholar at the New Netherland Institute and a contributing writer at the New York Times Magazine. My interests include the past, the present and the future, not necessarily in that order.  

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