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Norman Rosenthal

independent curator and art historian

Sir Norman Rosenthal, a London-based freelance curator, was previously the exhibitions secretary at London’s Royal Academy for over 30 years, from 1977 until 2008. There, he organized countless blockbuster shows, from Mantegna and Botticelli, to the Aztecs, to the controversial “Sensation: Young British Artists from the Saatchi Collection” as well as the legendary “A New Spirit in Painting”, which introduced artists such as Georg Baselitz, Anselm Kiefer, Sigmar Polke and Gerhard Richter to an audience beyond Germany.

Rosenthal has received a number of awards recognizing his commitment to art and culture, including the Iron Cross Order of Merit in 1991 (Germany), Officier, l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (France) in 2003, the German British Forum Award in 2003 and a knighthood in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List in 2007.

Since leaving the Royal Academy in 2008, Rosenthal has been involved in exhibitions with the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford, Gagosian Gallery and Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac.

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