Nell Irvin Painter


“Nell Irvin Painter is a leading historian of the United States. She is currently the Edwards Professor of American History at Princeton University.” (Ref: As a scholar, she has published numerous books, articles, reviews, and other essays and has served on numerous editorial boards and as an officer of many different professional organizations. Ms. Painter exemplifies the value of creative aging, as described in her memoir, “Old in Art School.” At age 64, after a full career as an historian (teacher and writer), she pursued an undergraduate and a master’s degree in Art (painting).

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  • Princeton University