WINTERTHUR, DEL. — The Antiques Dealers’ Association of America (ADA) has named Brock Jobe its 2014 recipient of the ADA Award of Merit for outstanding contributions to the art and antiques field. Jobe, professor of American decorative arts at Winterthur Museum, will be honored at a dinner planned for Saturday, April 26, at the Philadelphia Antiques Show.
A native of Virginia, Jobe studied at Wake Forest University and the University of Delaware, where he earned a master’s degree from Winterthur’s program in Early American Culture in 1975. Prior to joining the staff at Winterthur, he held positions at Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts as well as Colonial Williamsburg and Historic New England. He oversaw the major publications Portsmouth Furniture: Masterworks from the New Hampshire Seacoast, 1993, and Harbor & Home: Furniture of Southeastern Massachusetts, 1710–1850, 2009, and was instrumental in organizing Four Centuries of Massachusetts Furniture, a collaboration among 11 institutions that continues through this year.
ADA President Judith Livingston Loto, one of his many former students, said, “Brock approaches everything with such wonderful enthusiasm and single-mindedness. He is encouraging, inclusive and supportive of younger scholars. I doubt that he knows how many people he has inspired, but he is a leader. If he is under a table inspecting its construction, a crowd gathers.”
Details and ticket information will be posted at www.adadealers.com.