John Driscoll, PH.D, is a scholar, collector, and art dealer based in New York City He has held full time or guest appointments at the Palmer Museum of Art, William H. Lane Foundation, Worcester Art Museum, Yale University and New York University. Driscoll has written extensively on American art. He is directing the John F. Kensett Catalogue Raisonné Project and has been the curator, co-curator or contributor to exhibitions that have traveled to more than twenty museums including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the National Academy of Design, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the National Gallery of Art.
Among the books John Driscoll has authored or co-authored are John F. Kensett Drawings [Palmer Museum of Art, Penn State, 1978], John F. Kensett, An American Master [Worcester Art Museum, 1985], All That is Glorious Around Us [Cornell University Press, 1997], George Curtis: Coming to Light [Peabody Essex Museum, 1993], The Artist and the American Landscape [First Glance Books, 1998 and Bruno Andrade: The Nature I Paint [Chameleon, 2010].
Driscoll is the owner of Babcock Galleries, New York. He has served on both the Advisory Board and the Council of the National Academy of Design, and as President of the Advisory Board of the Palmer Museum of Art. Currently, he serves on the Advisory Board of the Palmer Museum of Art, the Board of the Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, and is a member of the Visiting Committee to the Department of Drawings and Prints, The Metropolitan Museum of Art.