François-René Martin was born in 1965 in Colmar; he studied political science at the Institut d’Etudes Politiques, and history of art and archaeology at the Université Marc Bloch, both in Strasbourg.
He holds PhDs in political science and art history, and his doctoral thesis in art history, supervised by Roland Recht was entitled Grünewald et ses critiques (XVIème -XXIème siècle). He has recently directed research at the German Center of art History in Paris and has been guest researcher at the Getty Center in Los Angeles and at the Clark Institute in Williamstown. Teaching general art history at Beaux-Arts de Paris since 2007, he is also a research coordinator at the Ecole du Louvre. He is currently working on artistic myths, on historiographic matters and on Ingres and Raphael.
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