Melissa Renn is Collections Manager, Art and Artifacts Collection, at the Harvard Business School. She is co-author, with Theodore E. Stebbins, Jr., ofAmerican Paintings at Harvard, Volume One: Paintings, Watercolors, and Pastels by Artists Born Before 1826(Yale University Press distributed for the Harvard Art Museums, 2014). She has also written on the Arts and Crafts Movement in the United States, as well as on John Ruskin and American art. Dr. Renn is currently co-editing, with MonicaJovanovich-Kelley, a forthcoming volume on corporate patronage of art and architecture in the United States.
This author has contributed to the following articles in the Encyclopedia.