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J.M. (John) Bezold

Faculty of Humanities
Capaciteitsgroep Kunstgeschiedenis

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    John Bezold (1985, Cincinnati) is an American-Dutch editor, researcher, writer, and journalist—based in Amsterdam. As an external researcher, he studies Frans Hals, his family, connoisseurs, and Netherlandish family artist dynasties.

  • Publications & Awards

    Edited Journals
    Oud Holland Reviews, 2019–

    Book/Exhibition Reviews
    'Frans Hals: The Male Portrait', 2022, Early Modern Low Countries, Forthcoming.
    'Van de Velde & Sons: Marine Painters', 2022, Oud Holland, Forthcoming.
    'The Frans Hals Family Portrait Exhibition', Dec. 2020, Oud Holland.

    Articles
    'Gerard, Lina, & Jan Gratama: A Family of Portraitists', 2022, Forthcoming (with David Keuning).
    'Frans Hals as Landscapist: His Painting Sons & Possible Studio Pupils', 2022, Forthcoming (with Martin Bijl).
    'Collecting at the Mauritshuis: Ary Bob de Vries as Museum Director & Collector 1947-1970', 2022, Forthcoming.
    'The 14 Hals Children', Oct. 2021, johnbezold.com.

    Edited Books
    Bezold, John (ed.), Un-Conscious-City (Actar: New York City, 2019). 
    –––., Ellen Kooi Above Rotterdam (Actar: New York City, 2016). 
    –––., Wiel Arets–Bas Princen (Hatje Cantz: Ostfildern, 2015).

    Popular Articles
    Bezold, John. ‘Bewaarplaats: In Nederland en België wordt hard gebouwd aan gloednieuwe depots met de allernieuwste technieken op het gebied van klimaatbeheersing.’ Museumvisie 3. 2018, 62-63.

    Bezold, John. ‘Vreemde Wereld: Door tentoonstellingen te populariseren, vergroten musea hun doelgroep. Rijk of arm, homo of hetero, bekend of onbekend: portretten bereiken nieuw publiek.' Museumvisie 2. Jun. 2018,  62-63.

    Bezold, John. ‘Reflectie op Mensenrechten: Twee tentoonstellingen in Nederland belichtten het leed van vluchtelingen. Ook elders in de wereld blijft hun lot niet onopgemerkt.' Museumvisie 1. Mar. 2018, 62-63.

    Bezold, John. ‘Verjongingskuur: Musea verbinden hun collecties aan modern werk om hun relevantie te laten zien en bezoekers bij hun missie te betrekken'. Museumvisie 3. Sept. 2017, 63-64.

    Bezold, John. ‘The IJhal in Amsterdam's Central Train Station.' Domus no. 1007 (Nov. 2016): 60-71.

    Bezold, John. ‘Abandoned Amusements.' Mark Magazine. Dec. 2008/Jan. 2009, 156-163. (Essay on abandoned amusement parks in the USA, Korea, and Japan).

    Bezold, John. ‘Migrating Formations by CAP.' Frame. Jan./Feb. 2009, 75. (Exhibition review of MoMA’s ‘Home Delivery: Fabricating the Modern Dwelling’).

    Bezold, John. ‘No Joints Needed: By experimenting with materials in an open ended manner, Neri Oxman reshapes the look and feel of architecture yet to come.' Mark Magazine. Oct./Nov. 2008, 204-209. (Profile of the MIT-based ‘new material’ architecture researcher, Dr. Neri Oxman).

    Awards
    Frits Duparc Thesis Award 2017, Honorable Mention: Contrasting Connoisseurs: Attributing the Family Portraiture of Frans Hals (MA–Dutch Art 2015).

    Fellowship
    American Friends of the Mauritshuis Researcher, Royal Picture Gallery Mauritshuis, 2016.

  • Ancillary activities
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