As the great-granddaughter of founder Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, Fiona Donovan grew up alongside the Whitney Museum of American Art
Fiona Donovan is a teacher and writer based in New York. She received her Ph.D. in art history from Columbia University and has worked at the Leo Castelli Gallery, the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, the Minneapolis Institute of Art and the Whitney Museum of American Art. Donovan is the author of Rubens and England (Yale University Press, 2004) and Jasper Johns: Pictures within Pictures, 1980-2015 (Thames & Hudson, 2017). She serves on the board of the Whitney Museum of American Art.