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  • Architect and historian of medieval building, noted for his assertion that Gothic architecture's system of ribbed vaulting was unnecessary for structural reasons.
  • Museum department director, print specialist and editor of the Gazette des Beaux-Arts (1956-1987); established a genre of art-historical research exploring the importance of classical culture t
  • Italianist art historian; Arasse graduated from the École normale supérieure in 1965 in Classics.

  • Pursued archaeological studies of gothic architecture; classified gothic structures by type of ribs; established the Société française d'archeologie (1834)
  • Medievalist and educator; director of the Société français d'archéologie; and professor of the l'école de Chartes, l'école du Louvre, l'école des Beaux-Arts. Aubert's father was an architect (d.
  • Medievalist, Focillon student. Baltrušaitis was the son of Jurgis Baltrušaitis, senior (1873-1944) a Symbolist poet, translator and man of letters.
  • Curator of paintings at the Louvre Museum, 1951-1965; historian of 19th century French art. Bazin was the son of Charles Bazin and Jeanne Laurence Mounier-Pouthot (Bazin).
  • Curator of the Luxembourg Museum and first director of the Musée Rodin.
  • Art dealer who authored an important biographical dictionary of artists Dictionnaire critique et documentaire des peintres, sculpteurs, dessinateurs et graveurs.

  • Print and book collector, wrote major inventory of prints.
  • Author of a pioneering study on medieval southern Italian art; professor of art history. Bertaux attended the Institut Sainte-Croix at Neuilly and the Lycée Condorcet in Paris.
  • Critic and historian of French and Italian art; chair in the history of art at the Collège de France (1878); first editor of the Gazette des beaux-arts.
  • Architect and architectural historian; first to launch the controversy regarding whether Greek sculpture had been painted during ancient times.
  • Poet, literary critic and historian whose work became representative of the so-called New Art History.
  • Architectural historian of the medieval era and professor of art, UC-Berkeley, 1962-1980. Bony was the son of Henri Bony and Marie Normand (Bony).
  • Curator at the Louvre; art collector. Both de Tauzia, commonly known as Tauzia, had a Dutch grandmother, Suzanne-Marie Both, whose name, Both, was added to his father's family name.
  • Historian of pre-Christian art; developed the idea that prehistoric objects could be measured by periods of geologic time in which they were imbedded.
  • Curator of the Print Room, Bibliothèque nationale.
  • Early French photographer of art history images. Braun was the son of Samuel Braus, a police officer stationed in Bresançon. The family moved to Mulhouse (Alsace) in 1822 where Braun grew up.
  • Medievalist focusing n Byzantine and Romanesque sculpture. Method similar to Jurgis Baltrušaitis (q.v.); strong iconography; professor at l'Université de Clermont
  • Curator at the musée de Versailles; gave lessons on the great art collections of the 17th and 18th centuries (in the tradition of Edmond Bonnafé) and at the Ecole du Louvre.
  • Medieval stained glass scholar; student of Louis Groecki (q.v.), succeeded him at Musée des Plans-Reliefs.
  • contemporary critic of Viollet-le-Duc; helped develop a chronology for Romanesque sculpture
  • French compiler of encyclopedia of medieval iconography
  • French iconographer of medieval sculpture and decorative arts. Cahier studied at the College of Saint-Acheul. He joined the Jesuit order, ordained as priest, in 1824.
  • Architectural historian and crusader for the protection of French medieval monuments; harsh opponent of Viollet-le-Duc's restorations.
  • French antiquarian; early classifier of ancient works by subject matter. Caylus was born to an old noble family and was exposed to the privileges that aristocratic life offered.
  • Critic and supporter of the French Realist painters. In 1843 Fleury-Husson moved to Paris where he met Charles Baudelaire (1821-1867).
  • Archaeologist and head of Greek and Roman Antiquities, Louvre. Charbonneaux served in World War I at the Macedonian front winning a croix de guerre for his bravery.
  • Scholar of the Renaissance; professor of modern art history at the Sorbonne, 1955-1970, and the Collège de France, 1970-1984. Chastel was the son of Adrien Chastel and his wife, née Morin.

  • Scholar of Baroque art He co-authored with Jacques Thuillier two monographs on French painting, one covering the period of art betwen [Jean] Fouquet to Poussin (1963) and the
  • Architectural historian of ancient civilizations and engineer; Professor at the Polytechnique (Paris). Choisey was the son of a architect.
  • semiotics applied to christian iconography
  • Géricault scholar, wrote major attribution catalog on Géricault.
  • Archaeologist and art historian of ancient Greek sculpture. Collignon studied in Paris at the École normale supérieure beginning in 1868 under Georges Perrot.
  • Medievalist, wrote the important scholarship in the nineteenth century on Mont-Saint Michel. Henry Adams, in his Mont-Saint Michel and Chartres, mentions Corroyer in the opening pages of the book.
  • Museum curator, professor and art collector. Courajod attended the Lycée Charlemagne in Paris.
  • Iconographer,The Abbé Crosnier formed part of the serious interest in medieval iconography of the 19th-century together with Adolphe Didron (q.v.) and father Charles Cahier (q.v.).
  • early art historian of the Middle Ages, Boisserée use his work (6 vols. 1811) as their example
  • Picasso scholar, compiler of catalogue raisonné, and writer. Daix was the son of Martial Daix, a city civil servant, and Germaine Derbré (Daix).
  • Medievalist and Romanesque scholar. Dangibeaud was part of the debate which took nationalistic overtones on the origin of the Romanesque. It had been launched by the American A.
  • Medievalist, specialist in Romanesque.Davy's essay Essai sur la symbolique romane dealt with the creative power of the eleventh century (Sypher).
  • influenced by d'Agincourt; Romantic art historian
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art director, 1977-2008. Montebello was born to Count André Roger Lannes de Montebello (1908-1986) and Germaine Wiener de Croisset (de Montebello) (b. 1913).
  • follower of d'Agincourt
  • Curator, painter, and early authority on prints.
  • Anti-Romanticism art critic; author a book on David and histories of art. Delécluze was born to the architect Jean-Baptiste Delécluze.