J. Paul Getty Museum Announces Retirement of Scott Schaefer

. December 13, 2013

Timothy Potts, director of the J. Paul Getty Museum, announced today that Scott Schaefer, the Museum’s senior curator of Paintings since 1999, will retire on January 21, 2014.

Schaefer joined the Museum in February 1999, following a distinguished career at Sotheby’s, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, the Fogg Museum at Harvard, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art, among others.

Over the course of his career at the Getty, he contributed greatly to the growth of the Paintings collection, adding a total of 70 paintings and pastels, plus five sculptures during his four-year oversight of that department.

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