J. Brien Murphy

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John Brien Murphy, MD, FACS, is a Clinical Professor in the Division of Plastic Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania where he has been affiliated for 41 years. 

Dr. Murphy is Chair of the Exhibitions Committee at PAFA. He was elected to the PAFA Board of Trustee’s in June of 2015. 

Brien and his wife, Maggie, reside in Haverford, Pennsylvania. 

About PAFA

Founded in 1805, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts is the United States’ first school and museum of fine arts. A recipient of the National Medal of Arts, PAFA offers a world-class collection of American art, innovative exhibitions of historic and contemporary American art, and educational opportunities in the fine arts. The PAFA Museum aims to tell America's diverse story through art, expanding who has been included in the canon of art history through its collections, exhibitions, and public programs, while classes educate artists and appreciators with a deep understanding of traditions and the ability to challenge conventions. PAFA’s esteemed alumni include Mary Cassatt, Njideka Akunyili Crosby, William Glackens, Barkley L. Hendricks, Violet Oakley, Louis Kahn, David Lynch, and Henry Ossawa Tanner.