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Gregory Hedberg received his B.A. in Art History from Princeton University and his Ph.D. from New York University. For 20 years he had a distinguished museum career as Lecturer and Fellow at The Frick Collection, New York; Curator of Paintings at The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minnesota; and Chief Curator at the Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, Connecticut. In 1987, he left the museum world to help found a new art school in New York City, The New York Academy of Art, and was appointed its first Director.

In 1992, Greg joined Hirschl & Adler Galleries as its Director of the Department of European Art. He has since curated several gallery exhibitions including Yanks Paint Brits (1996); New York Classicism Now (2000); and The Grand Scale: New Watercolors by Alexander Creswell (2006), Alexander Creswell: Aquaterra (2010); Bouguereau & His Milieu (2011); and Alexander Creswell: Fire & Light (2012). Greg also regularly lectures around the country on European art and contemporary realist painting, and is currently preparing a book on Degas’ Little Dancer, Aged Fourteen.