Staff Biography

Karl Kusserow

John Wilmerding Curator of American Art
(609) 258-9482


Karl Kusserow specializes in American art before 1945. A graduate of Wesleyan University, he received his Ph.D. from Yale. He recently completed Inner Sanctum: Memory and Meaning in Princeton's Faculty Room at Nassau Hall (2010) and Picturing Power: Portraiture and its Uses in the New York Chamber of Commerce (2013), as well as an edited volume of essays on early American art at Princeton (Princeton University Art Museum Record 70 (2011)). Upcoming exhibition and publication projects focus on ecocriticism and American art, and the various versions of Charles Willson Peale’s George Washington at the Battle of Princeton.