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Otto Naumann

Otto Naumann

American art historian
Otto Naumann
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Intro American art historian
Known for Frans van Mieris (1635-1681), the Elder
A.K.A. Otto Joseph Naumann
Is Historian Art historian Art collector Art dealer
From United States of America
Type Academia Arts Business Social science
Gender male
Birth USA
Children: Ambrose Naumann
Notable Works
Frans van Mieris (1635-1681), the Elder  
The details


Otto Naumann is an American art historian, dealer, collector, and scholar, particularly renowned as a specialist in Dutch and Flemish art.

He is a scholar of Frans van Mieris the Elder, writing the authoritative work, Frans van Mieris the Elder, 2 vols. (Davaco, 1981), and leading an exhibition on the artist at the Mauritshuis in 2005. After having made a name for himself specializing in Dutch and Flemish art, he expanded the breadth of his trade in 2007 to include Italian, French, Spanish, and British works as well as 19th-century painting. 

In July 2018, he was appointed Sotheby's Senior Vice President and Client Development Director in its Old Master Paintings Division. Naumann previously sold a collection of Dutch and Flemish paintings at Sotheby’s in 2007.


Naumann received his Masters from Columbia University and his Ph.D. From Yale University. He taught briefly at the University of Delaware before pursuing his passion for collecting. 

In June 2017, Naumann received an honorary degree from Queen's University, Ontario, Canada. 

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Article Title: Otto Naumann: American art historian - Biography and Life
Author(s): PeoplePill.com Editorial Staff
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Publish Date: 02 Nov 2019
Date Accessed: 23 Oct 2020
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