Burke, Joseph

Full Name: 
Burke, Joseph
Home Country: 
Australia
Overview: 
"In 1946, again with sponsorship from Sir Keith Murdoch, the Herald Chair of Fine Arts was founded at the University of Melbourne. The first professor was Joseph Burke, an Irishman whose field of expertise was English 18th-century art. Burke collected a significant group of scholars around him, including Bernard Smith, the first Australian art historian, and Franz Philipp, a German Jewish refugee from Vienna. Hoff had a part-time position as a visiting lecturer in this new department. "
Sources: 
Anderson, Jaynie. "Ursula Hoff: Intellectual who left her imprint." The Australian January 20, 2005. p. 12