John Wilmerding is Sarofim Professor of American art, emeritus, at Princeton University. Formerly, he was a visiting curator in the Department of American art at the Metropolitan Museum, and has also served as Senior Curator and Deputy Director of the National Gallery of Art in Washington. He is currently chairman of the board of trustees of the National Gallery and a trustee of the Guggenheim Museum, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Arkansas, and the Wyeth Foundation for American Art. He has an honorary Doctor of Letters from the University of Vermont, and is a member of the American Philosophical Society. President Obama appointed him to the Committee for the Preservation of the White House. A noted scholar of American art and cultural studies, he is author of monographs on Fitz Henry Lane, John F. Peto, Winslow Homer, and Thomas Eakins. More recently, he has written books on Richard Estes, Robert Indiana, Tom Wesselmann, and Roy Lichtenstein. He is currently preparing exhibitions on Indiana, Wayne Thiebaud, and Pop still life.