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Honorary Degree: Otto Naumann

  • Otto Naumann is hooded by Interim Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Science Gordon Smith as Chancellor Jim Leech looks on during Tuesday morning's convocation ceremony at Grant Hall.
    Otto Naumann is hooded by Interim Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Science Gordon Smith as Chancellor Jim Leech looks on during Tuesday morning's convocation ceremony at Grant Hall.
  • Otto Naumann, the leading name in Old Master paintings in North America, speaks at Grant Hall on Tuesday, June 6 after receiving an honorary degree from Queen's University.
    Otto Naumann, the leading name in Old Master paintings in North America, speaks at Grant Hall on Tuesday, June 6 after receiving an honorary degree from Queen's University.
  • Graduands listen to Otto Naumann, the leading name in Old Master paintings in North America, after he received an honorary degree from Queen's University on Tuesday, June 6.
    Graduands listen to Otto Naumann, the leading name in Old Master paintings in North America, after he received an honorary degree from Queen's University on Tuesday, June 6.

As Queen’s continues to celebrate its Spring Convocation, the university presented an honorary degree to Otto Naumann, the leading name in Old Master paintings in North America, on Tuesday, June 6.

One of the most respected figures in the international art scene Dr. Naumann has collaborated with Drs. Alfred and Isabel Bader for their collection of Old Master paintings, many of which have since been donated to Queen’s, including three Rembrandts currently on display at the Agnes Etherington Art Centre.

Dr. Naumann is renowned for his exceptional “eye” for quality and for his skills in connoisseurship.  Having made a name for himself specializing in Dutch and Flemish art, Dr. Naumann has handled more Rembrandts than any other living dealer and is the only dealer alive who has sold a painting by Vermeer.

A live feed of each Spring Convocation ceremony will begin approximately 15 minutes before the scheduled start of each event. For a full schedule of the ceremonies, visit the website of the Office of the University Registrar.