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I am the Paintings Department curatorial assistant and was previously the summer intern for the same department. After completing my undergraduate degree at UC Irvine with majors in art history and journalism, I have been working at the Getty Museum to research the permanent collection of paintings. I am especially interested in provenance (the record of who has owned our objects over time) and the art market, French 18th and 19th century art, and making art accessible to everyone.
A View of J. Paul Getty
Portrait of J. Paul Getty, about 1970, Robert Oliver Skemp. Oil on canvas, 90.5 x 82.9 cm (35 5/8 × 32 5/8 in.). The J. Paul Getty Museum, 2003.96. ©Estate of Robert Oliver Skemp.

A View of J. Paul Getty

What we learned after researching portraits of the collector and businessman.

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