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Anne Poulet

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Nationality  American
Spouse(s)  Francois Poulet
Name  Anne Poulet

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Full Name  Anne Litle Poulet
Born  March 20, 1942 (age 73) (1942-03-20) United States
Alma mater  Sweet Briar College, New York University Institute of Fine Arts

Anne L. Poulet (born March 20, 1942) is a retired American art historian. Poulet is an expert in the area of French art, particularly sculpture. In her career, she organized two major monographic exhibitions on the French sculptors Clodion and Jean-Antoine Houdon, respectively.



Poulet received a B.A. degree from Sweet Briar College, a private all women's college in Sweet Briar, Virginia, in 1964 and graduated cum laude. She then completed her graduate studies at the New York University Institute of Fine Arts in 1970.

After serving for twenty years as curator in the department of decorative arts and sculpture at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, she was appointed the director of The Frick Collection in October 2003. She became the first female director in the museum's history. She retired in 2011 and was succeeded by Ian Wardropper.


  • Chevalier dans l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, France (2007)
  • Works

  • Corot to Braque: French Paintings from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1979, ISBN 9780878461349
  • Clodion, 1738-1814, 1992, ISBN 9782711823529
  • Jean-Antoine Houdon: Sculptor of the Enlightenment, 2003, ISBN 9780894683015
  • References

    Anne Poulet Wikipedia

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