John T Spike

John T. Spike is a critic and art historian of international standing. In 1979 he was awarded a PhD by Harvard University, presenting a thesis on the seventeenth century painter Mattia Preti, to whom he has subsequently devoted numerous publications, including the catalogue raisonne of the paintings (1999) and "Mattia Preti: The Collected Documents "(1998). In recognition of his contribution to the studies regarding the artist, he was awarded honorary citizenship of Taverna, birthplace of...See more