Dr. Jeffrey Weidman

Jeffrey Weidman, M.A., Ph.D., M.L.S.

Dr. Jeffrey Weidman has published extensively on American artist William Rimmer (1816-1879), a contemporary of George Caleb Bingham, but his reputation far exceeds his work on Rimmer.  “Web Resources for American Art Founded by Jeffrey Weidman,” the research tool of the Association of Historians of American Art, which debuted nationally in 2009, confirmed Dr. Weidman to be the American art historians’ art historian.  He served on the advisory board of the Oxford University Press for Grove Art Online and The Dictionary of Art.  He has contributed to publications of numerous institutions including the National Gallery of Art, The Art Institute of Chicago, the Milwaukee Art Center, the Detroit Institute of the Arts, and the Brockton Art Center/Fuller Memorial in Brockton, Massachusetts.  It was for the latter that he organized the 1985/1986 exhibition and wrote most of the catalog, William Rimmer: A Yankee Michelangelo, which traveled to the Cleveland Museum of Art and the Brooklyn Museum.  He has directed the Clarence Ward Art Library of Oberlin College and headed Reference and Collection Development for the Spencer Art Reference Library of The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.  For decades, Dr. Weidman was active in the Art Libraries Society of North America and a book reviewer for Choice, Art Libraries Journal, and Art Documentation.  (A detailed résumé is available on request.)