MFAH Curator Edgar Peters Bowron to Retire

by Bill Davenport December 26, 2014

bowronEdgar Peters Bowron, Curator of European Art at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston will retire at the end of the year. During 18 years at the Museum, Dr. Bowron has overseen the MFAH’s Beck Collection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings; the Samuel H. Kress and Edith A. and Percy S. Straus Collections of European Old Masters; and the Museum’s rest of the museum’s collection of European art from the Middle Ages to 1900. Bowron is a leading specialist in Roman painting of the 18th century.

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Libby Borden January 3, 2015 - 10:33

Dear Mr Bowron,
More than 25 years ago, the Winthrop family gathered at the Fogg Art Museum to learn more about the Grenville L Winthrop collection which you were kind enough to orchestrate. John Winthrop and I were the Winthrop family organizers. I have volunteered to give a talk this spring on Grenville Winthrop and remember well your lecture at the Cosmopolitan Club about him. I think that you were considering writing his biography and wonder if you did. Would it be possible to for us to talk?
Best regards, Libby Borlden


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