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John Thomas Spike

John Thomas Spike, art historian, critic, writer. Named console Touring Club Italiano, 1998, honorary citizen Taverna, Italy, 1997.

Background

  • Spike, John Thomas was born on November 8, 1951 in New York City.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Wesleyan University, 1973; Master of Arts, Harvard University, 1974; Doctor of Philosophy, Harvard University, 1979.

    Career

    • General director Abaris Books, Norwalk, Connecticut, since 1989. Consultant Museo y Biblioteca Comunale, Urbania/Casteldurante, Italy, since 1992, Cathedral Museum, Mdina, Malta, since 1993. Consultant, president Comitato Scientifico Museo Civico, Taverna, Italy, since 1996.

      Director Florence Biennale, since 1998.

    Works

    • Fairfield Porter
    • Providing both authorized biography and artistic analysis, this book draws on previously unpublished correspondence to describe the emergence of the American artist Fairfield Porter as a figurative painter in the post-war decades of Abstract Expressionism who struggled to achieve recognition.
    • Fra Angelico
    • Called "Angelico" for his inimitable depictions of paradise, this artist (1400? -1455) and Dominican friar succeeded Masaccio as the foremost painter of the early Renaissance in Italy.
    • Fra Angelico
    • Called "Angelico" for his inimitable depictions of paradise, this artist (1400? -1455) and Dominican friar succeeded Masaccio as the foremost painter of the early Renaissance in Italy.
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    Born November 8, 1951
    (age 64)
    • 1973
      Wesleyan University
    • 1974
      Harvard University
    • 1979
      Harvard University
    • 1989
      General director, Abaris Books

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