L: Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Madame Henriot, ca. 1876. Oil on canvas. National Gallery of Art, Washington, gift of the Adele R. Levy Fund, Inc. R: Paul Cézanne, Still Life with Milk Jug and Fruit, ca. 1900. Oil on canvas. National Gallery of Art, Washington, gift of the Averell Harriman Foundation in memory of Marie N. Harriman
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Colin B. Bailey is the director of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco and an internationally respected art historian and curator. Before joining the Museums, he most recently served as deputy director and Peter Jay Sharp Chief Curator at The Frick Collection in New York, and he held a similar position at the National Gallery of Canada. He has also held curatorial positions at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth, Texas. Born in London, Bailey earned his doctorate in art history at Oxford University. Bailey has organized more than two dozen exhibitions during his career, and he was named one of the first fellows by the Center for Curatorial Leadership. A prolific author, Bailey won the prestigious Mitchell Prize for best art history book and has been a regular contributor to radio art shows in New York and a number of nationally syndicated PBS broadcasts.