Prudence Peiffer is a PhD candidate in the Harvard University Department of History of Art and Architecture, where she studies modern art, particularly abstraction and artist’s writings. At Radcliffe, she will complete her dissertation, “Routine Extremism: Ad Reinhardt and Modern Art,” which explores the multifaceted oeuvre of American artist Ad Reinhardt (1913–1967) and its unique model of aesthetic commitment and historical self-reflection. Peiffer received a BA in art history from Yale University and fellowships from the Charles Warren Center, Getty Research Institute, Library of Congress, National Gallery of Art, Smithsonian American Art Museum, and Terra Foundation for American Art.
Graduate Student Fellow
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