Dr. Jonathan Clancy recieved his Ph.D. in Art History from The City of New York's Graduate Center in 2008. He also holds a B.A. in History and Art History from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. From 2009-17 he served as Director of the American Fine and Decorative Art Program at Sotheby's Institute of Art in New York. Prior to that he taught art and design history at a number of institutions including Parsons, the Fashion Institute of Technology, Rutgers, and The City College of New York.
Dr. Clancy's love of art and antiques began early on and was likely genetic, as his maternal grandmother was an antiques dealer in Scituate, Massachusetts. A prolific author, educator, and authority on antiques he also served on the vetting committee for New York's prestigious Winter Antiques Show from 2012-16. Active privately for a number of years, he started this firm in 2017 with the goal of providing much needed services to individuals and institutions in the field. A selection of his published work is available below. For a brief resumé click here.
“Marblehead Revisited: The Myth of Hannah Tutt,” Style 1900 (November 2008) (with Martin Eidelberg)
“Thoreau, Elbert Hubbard, and the Arts and Crafts Movement in America,” Journal of Modern Craft 2 (July 2009): 143-60.
“The Men at the Matt Morgan Art Pottery,” Journal of the American Art Pottery Association 26 (Sumer 2010): 6-11 (with Martin Eidelberg)
“Gustav Stickley's Metal Shop: Reform, Design and the Business of Craft,” Journal of Design History 25 (June 2012): 171-89.
“Human Agency and the Myth of Divine Salvation in Copley's Watson and the Shark,” American Art 26 (Spring 2012): 102-11.
Book Review: “Hidden City: Finding the Philly of the Past,” The Philadelphia Inquirer, November 5, 2017.