Dr Gabriele Finaldi


Dr Gabriele Finaldi is a British art historian and curator. Since August 2015, he has been director of the National Gallery in London, England.

Finaldi has curated exhibitions in the UK, Spain, Italy and Belgium and has written catalogues and scholarly articles on Velázquez and Zurbarán, on Italian Baroque painting, on religious iconography, and on Picasso.

Finaldi was a curator at the National Gallery between 1992 and 2002. He was responsible for the later Italian paintings in the collectionand the Spanish collection.

In 2002 he was appointed Deputy Director for Collections and Research at the Museo Nacional del Prado in Madrid, Spain. At the Prado he oversaw the project to build a new extension in 2007, the creation of the Research Centre, and curated major exhibitions on Ribera and Bartolomé Esteban Murillo.

In August 2015, Finaldi returned to the National Gallery having been appointed its Director.

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