THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES CYNTHIA P. SCHNEIDER AS U.S. AMBASSADOR TO THE KINGDOM OF THE NETHERLANDS The President today announced his intent to nominate Dr. Cynthia P.
Schneider to be U.S. Ambassador to the Kingdom of The Netherlands.
Dr. Schneider, of Sandy Spring, Maryland, is Associate Professor of Art History at Georgetown University, where she has taught courses in Dutch 17th century, and Italian Renaissance and Baroque art since 1984. She has published two books on Rembrandt as well as numerous articles on Dutch art. Dr. Schneider organized the international loan exhibit held at the National Gallery in 1990, Rembrandt's Landscapes: Drawings and Prints, and was the author of the accompanying catalogue. Currently, she is writing a monograph on Rembrandt to be published by HarperCollins in their Icon series. In 1993, Dr. Schneider was appointed by President Clinton to be Vice Chair of the President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities. Prior to teaching at Georgetown, Dr. Schneider worked as Assistant Curator of European Paintings at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
Dr. Schneider holds a B.A. and a Ph.D. in Fine Arts from Harvard University.