About Alejandro Vergara
Alejandro Vergara is senior curator of Flemish and Northern European paintings at the Museo Nacional del Prado in Madrid. The son of a Spanish father and a mother from the United States, he studied at the Universidad Compluitense de Madrid, and received a Ph.D from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University in 1994 (with a thesis devoted to the study of Rubens and his Spanish patronage). After teaching at the University of California, San Diego, and at Columbia University, he returned to Madrid in 1999 to become a curator at the Prado. Since that time he has curated a number of exhibitions devoted to Flemish and Dutch art and written, or co-written, the accompanying publications. Among them are The Young Van Dyck (with Friso Lammertse); Rembrandt: Painter of Histories; Patinir and the invention of landscape painting; Rubens. The Adoration of the Magi, and Vermeer and the Dutch interior (with Mariët Westermann).