American Art Professor, John Wilmerding Dies at 86

John Wilmerding

John Wilmerding was an American art, professor, curator, collector, and author, who at the age of 86, passed away on June 6, 2024. Wilmerding made major contributions to the field of American art, particularly in his roles as a scholar, teacher, and collector. He was an important person in understanding and recognition of American art, both through his work and his wide collection of American paintings and drawings.

Death Cause of John Wilmerding

Family and friends of John Wimerding were in mourning condition after the death. The main cause of the death of the art professor of America was not officially disclosed by the authorities. The Information provided only talks about his life, career, and contributions to the field of American art, instead of describing the cause of his death.

Funeral Of John Wilmerding

Everyone on social media was curious to know about the location of John Wilmerding’s funeral. The funeral of John Wilmerding took place in New York City. According to the sources, the exact location of the funeral of the American art professor was officially disclosed by the authorities.

Who was John Wilmerding And His Family?

John Wilmerding was a well-known American art professor, curator, collector, and author. He was born on April 28, 1938, in Boston, Massachusetts.

He was dropped from his famous family in old New York City. Wilmerding studied at St. Paul’s School in New Hampshire and he completed his master’s degree from Harvard University in 1960 and a Ph.D. in 1965 in American Art.

Wilmerding teach art history at Dartmouth College till 1977 and then worked as senior curator at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. He was the deputy director of the National Gallery from 1983 to 1988. Wilmerding later became the Christopher Binyon Sarofim Professor of American Art at Princeton University, a position he held until his retirement in 2007.


The father of John Wilmerding was John Currie Wilmerding Sr.. He was a banker by profession and he died in the year 1965. And the mother’s name of John Wilmerding was  Lila Vanderbilt Webb Wilmerding she died before her husband in the year 1961.

And John Wilmerding had 2 siblings 1 brother and 1 sister, the brother’s name was James Watson Webb Wilmerding, and the name his sister was Lila Wilmerding Kirkland. 

Art Collection Of John Wilmerding

John Wilmerding started collecting American art while he was doing his graduation at Harvard. By 2004, he had collected a world-class collection of 51 paintings and drawings by American Masters such as Fitz Henry Lane, George Caleb Bingham, Winslow Homer, and Thomas Eakins. He gave his entire collection to the National Gallery of Art for forever for significantly increase the Gallery’s collection.


What is the cause of the death of John Wilmerding?

The cause of the death was not officially disclosed.

At what age John Wilmerding die?

At the age 86 John Wilmerding die.

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