Volker Manuth studied art history, philosophy and classical archaeology in Kiel, Bonn and Berlin. In 1987 Ph.D. at the Freie Universität Berlin with a thesis on the iconography of Old Testament stories in Rembrandt and his early Amsterdam School. From 1988 to 1995 Research Assistant at the F.U. Berlin. From 1995 to 2003 Professor of Art History (A. Bader Chair of Northern Renaissance and Baroque Art) at Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario (Canada). Since 2003 Professor of Art History at Radboud University in Nijmegen (Netherlands).