Javier Barón is the curator of exhibitions and head of the department of Nineteenth-Century Art at the Museo del Prado in Madrid, a position he has held since 2003. He received his doctorate in the history of art with high honors in 1989 from the Universidad de Oviedo and was awarded the Premio Juan Uría Ríu for Historical Research. He has curated numerous collection and exhibition catalogues for the Museo del Prado, notably, Fortuny, Madrazo, Rico: The Ramón de Errazu Bequest (2005), Spanish Portrait in the Prado: From Goya to Sorolla (2007), The Nineteenth Century in the Prado (with J.L. Díez, 2007), Joaquín Sorolla 1863–1923 (with J.L. Díez, 2009), Turner and the Masters (with D. Solkin, 2010), A Passion for Renoir (with R. Rand, 2010), and The Landscaper Martín Rico (1833–1908) (2012).