Mary F. Holahan

As Curator of Illustration at the Delaware Art Museum, which holds a major collection of American illustration art, I oversaw exhibitions, acquisitions, research, and conservation related to about 4,000 works by illustrators from the late 19th and early 20th centuries, including many “greats” such as Howard Pyle, N. C. Wyeth, J. C. Leyendecker, and Jessie Willcox Smith. Over time and as the Museum’s collections grew to about 12,000 works of art, I held different positions including Registrar, Curator of Collections and Exhibitions, and Special Assistant to the Director. I have curated numerous exhibitions in both the field of illustration and broader areas of art history, and I have written, not only for Museum publications, but for other art-related magazines and books as well.

I received my B. A. in Latin from Bryn Mawr College and M. A. and Ph. D. in Art History from the University of Delaware.

I appreciate how Gallery&Studio Arts Journal brings together Visual Arts, Film, Poetry, Music and Dance as a conversation among art forms, and since I consider Art History an interdisciplinary field, I also enjoy the opportunity it gives me to contribute to the dialogue between past and present.