Jan Peeters

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Gender Male
Introduction Prof. Jan Peeters, born 1955 in Leiden, NL, is on research leave from the art history department at the University of Utrecht. His new book, The Sacred Kitchen, about domesticity and religious reformation in 17th century Dutch painting, is available from Cambridge University Press. Prof. Peeters is currently researching breakfast in Dutch households circa 1650-1700. He holds a BA (Hons.) in the History of Art from Peterhouse, Cambridge, and a Ph.D in Art History from the University of Wisconsin. He enjoys building recumbent bicycles and researching the private life of Sir John Ruskin. (Photo credit: Gert Onderdonk)
Interests Still life paintings, 17th century Netherlands/Belgium, history books, philately, recumbent bicycling, lute composition, coopering
Favorite Movies Amadeus, Ken Burns documentaries, Dancing at Lughnasa
Favorite Music Schumann, Schubert
Favorite Books The Sorrows of Young Werther, Guns Germs & Steel, Keats, Ruskin