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Getty Museum Appoints Lee Hendrix as Curator of Drawings

November 24, 1998

Los Angeles, CA - The J. Paul Getty Museum announced today the appointment of Lee Hendrix as Curator of Drawings, effective immediately.

Dr. Hendrix has been the Associate Curator of Drawings at the Getty since 1989. She is a well-known scholar in the field of Northern European prints and drawings, especially the work of the Flemish late-Renaissance painter Joris Hoefnagel.

"I am delighted with the results of our search," said Deborah Gribbon, Deputy Director and Chief Curator of the Getty Museum. "It is our particular good fortune to have within the Getty the best possible person for this key position. Lee Hendrix brings to the job a thorough knowledge of drawings and a strong background of scholarly work, as well as exhibition experience and a broad knowledge of the art market. Lee is admired both within the Getty and abroad."

Lee Hendrix was educated at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, and at the Free University, Amsterdam. She received an M.A. from Princeton University in 1980, and her doctorate from Princeton in 1984. She was awarded the Chester Dale Fellowship by the National Gallery of Art, Washington in 1981, and the Mrs. Giles Whiting Fellowship from Princeton University in 1982. Her dissertation was Joris Hoefnagel and "The Four Elements": A Study in Sixteenth-Century Nature Painting. Her special fields are Northern European graphic art 1450-1700, and European art and architecture 1400-1600. Hendrix is the author of many scholarly articles and co-author of two volumes of the Getty Museum's European Drawings: Catalogue of the Collections (vol. 2, 1992, and vol. 3, 1997). She is currently working on an exhibition, as co-curator with Barbara Butts, "Painting on Light: Drawings and Stained Glass in the Age of Dürer and Holbein," which will be shown at the Getty Museum as well as the St. Louis Art Museum in the year 2000.

Hendrix succeeds Nicholas J. L. Turner, who was drawings curator from 1994 to September 1998.

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