Looking at Painting in Florence

Richard Peterson

Florence, Italy


Since his first trip to Florence in 1987, Peterson, who trained at the University of California, Berkeley, has immersed himself in the study of Florentine art.  In 2002, at the urging of friends and scholars inspired by his passion and insight, he ended his longtime medical career to concentrate on writing about Italian art.

He now divides his time between Berkeley and Florence and is currently at work on a book on Roman art.