Patrick Noon retired as the Elizabeth MacMillan Chair of the Department of Paintings at the Minneapolis Institute of Art, where he had been the Senior Curator of Paintings from 1997 to 2020. Prior to his move to Minneapolis he was a founding Curator of Prints, Drawings and Rare Books at the Yale Center for British Art in New Haven, where he joined that curatorial staff in 1977. He has published and lectured extensively on 18th and 19th century French and British art. In 2008/10 he published the catalogues raisonnés of the paintings and drawings of the British Romantic artist Richard Parkes Bonington. Among the more consequential exhibitions Noon organized for Mia were Crossing the Channel: British and French Painting in the Age of Romanticism (2003) with Tate Britain and the Metropolitan Museum of Art; and Delacroix and the Rise of Modern Art with the National Gallery, London (2015). He continues to consult, lecture and publish in his field of expertise.
Pastoral Landscape, 1638; Claude Gellée (called Le Lorrain); oil on canvas; THE JOHN R. VAN DERLIP FUND, AND GIFT OF FUNDS FROM RUTH AND BRUCE DAYTON, SIT INVESTMENT ASSOCIATES, DARWIN AND GERI REEDY, AND ALFRED AND INGRID LENZ HARRISON; 98.33