RKD Netherland Institute for art History
Yvonne Bleyerveld studied art history at the Free University (Amsterdam). She received her PhD from the same university in 1999 for her thesis Hoe bedriechlijck dat die vrouwen zijn. Vrouwenlisten in de beeldende kunst in de Nederlanden circa 1350–1650 (How deceitful women are: female trickery in art in the Netherlands circa 1350–1650), which was supervised by Professor Ilja Veldman and published as a book in 2000. Subsequently she held research and lecturing posts at the Free University (Amsterdam) and Utrecht University. Since 2008 she has been working as an independent art historian and editor for various museums and publishers. As a freelance writer and editor Yvonne has contributed to numerous museum and exhibition catalogues, including Lucas van Leyden and the Renaissance (2011), Bosch to Bloemaert: Early Netherlandish Drawings in Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen (2014), The Netherlandish Drawings of the 16th Century in Teylers Museum (2016) and Slow Food: Dutch and Flemish Meal Still Lifes 1600–1640 (2017).Her current projects include the forthcoming exhibition of Jan Steen’s History Pieces at the Mauritshuis, the New Hollstein-series on the prints of Jacob Cornelisz van Oostsanen (ca. 1475–1533) and research on the 30 or so most important drawings, c. 1550–1820, in the collection of Museum Catharijneconvent, Utrecht. Yvonne is also a member of several editorial and governing boards including Teylers Tweede Genootschap, the Duparc Prize (awarded by the Mauritshuis) and Delineavit et Sculpsit.