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Alzaga Ruiz, Amaya

Amaya Alzaga Ruiz is an Assistant Professor (PhD) in the Department of Art History at the UNED (Madrid). After earning her bachelor’s degree in Art History, Alzaga received a grant from the Ministry of Culture to catalog the collection of Italian painting at the Museo Cerralbo in Madrid. Her doctoral thesis (“Doctor Europaeus” mention) on the Spanish painter Raimundo de Madrazo y Garreta and the artistic milieu of his day in Paris and New York won the Extraordinary Doctorate Award. Dr. Alzaga has been visiting scholar at various institutions such as the Wildenstein Institute, the Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte, and The Hispanic Society of America. Her main areas of research include the artistic, literary, and critical fate of seventeenth- and nineteenth-century Spanish painting, and art collecting in the United States in the late nineteenth century. In 2011 she co-edited the book Colecciones, expolio, museos y mercado artístico en España en los siglos XVIII y XIX. She is currently the Secretary of the academic journal Cartas Hispánicas.

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