Anne Bonito, Ph.D.
Anne Bonito has a doctorate in Art History from the Institute
of Fine Arts, New York University, with specializations in Italian
Renaissance Art, Conservation Principles and Practices, Survey approaches
to the History of Art, Art Theory, and Post War American Realism.
Dr. Bonito spent two decades in academe as a researcher in her field
and as a full time University Art History faculty member teaching
both graduate and undergraduate levels principally at Queens College
of the City University of New York and Yale University.
the late 1980s, Dr. Bonito entered the private sector as a free lance
scholar. As such, she has worked as an advisor to collectors, and
held a long term curatorial and advisory position with the Seavest
Collection of Contemporary American Realism. Among her noteworthy
projects to date, she has co-directed restorations of Roman mural
paintings in the House of Menander, Pompeii, and was sole director
of the restoration of the Renaissance monument, the Saint Anne altar
(S. Agostino, Rome, dedicated 1512), whose ensemble of sculpture and
painting was executed by the famed master sculptor Andrea Sansovino
and the renowned painter Raphael. She has written articles and books
on various subjects in the field of Art History from Antiquity to
the present. Of note, are her articles and published dissertation
on the St. Anne Altar, the catalogue Get Real: Contemporary American
Realism from the Seavest Collection (Duke University Museum of
Art, 1998), and her monograph on the Contemporary American Realist
Don Eddy. (Don Eddy: The Resonance of Realism in the Art of Post
War America was the first art history monograph to be published
on the internet, February 2000, www.artregisterpress.com).
Most recently, Dr. Bonito has founded and heads The Mnemosyne Foundation,
an organization established to foster interest in the Humanities,
especially as such interest inspires creativity and a quest for an
evolved worldview through a dedicated pursuit of knowledge. The Foundaton
is devoted to edification of the public at large. The Foundation has
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