John Bezold (November 1985, Cincinnati) is an Amsterdam-based Dutch-American editor, art historian, and writer; he studies the Dutch Golden Age at the University of Amsterdam, concentrating on paintings, and the history of collecting. He creates frameworks for what matters and why; for spaces, articles, books, magazines, and digital publications. He collaborates with museums and galleries, architecture and design studios, publishers, photographers, artists, and graphic designers–and is specialized in two areas: Old Master paintings and drawings; and contemporary art, architecture, and design.

Education

University of Amsterdam, 2017
MA(Res), Dutch Golden Age Studies
Amsterdam, the Netherlands (Expected)

University of Amsterdam, 2015
MA, Dutch Art
Amsterdam, the Netherlands

University of Cincinnati, 2008
BSc, Architecture
Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

Danish Institute for Study Abroad, 2007
Scandinavian Architecture
Copenhagen, Denmark

CV/Résumé

Wiel Arets Architects, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Frame Publishers (Frame & Mark), Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Ingenhoven Architects, Düsseldorf, Germany
Clodagh Design, New York City, New York, USA
BAR Architects, San Francisco, California, USA

Affiliations

Werkgroep Zeventiende Eeuw
Historians of Netherlandish Art
Netherlands Institute for Art History
Vereniging van Nederlandse Kunsthistorici

Awards
2017: Honorable Mention, 'Frits Duparc Thesis Award', Royal Picture Gallery Mauritshuis

2013: Best Dutch Book Design, Wiel Arets: Autobiographical References (Birkhäuser)

2010: Best Dutch Book Design, STILLS: A Timeline of Ideas, Articles & Interviews 1982-2010 (010 Publishers)

(Portrait: Bien Schols, Amsterdam)