New York University Institute of Fine Arts professor of classical art history. Blanckenhagen's lectures drew large crowds at the Institute. "Seemingly without notes or preparation he would speak eloquently for an hour on each statue, and sometimes for it, making it seem as if ancient statues, whether male or female, possessed deep, rich, German-accented voices" (Nelson).
Blanckenhagen, Peter von
Peter von Blanckenhagen
The Paintings from Boscotrecase. Heidelberg: F.H. Kerle, 1962; The Augustan Villa at Boscotrecase. Mainz am Rhein: P. von Zabern, 1990.
Studies in Classical Art and Archaeology: a Tribute to Peter Heinrich von Blanckenhagen. Locust Valley, NY: J. J. Augustin, 1979; [obituary] Harrison, Evelyn B. "Peter Heinrich von Blanckenhagen, 1909-1990" American Journal of Archaeology (1991); [recollection] Nelson, Robert S. "The Slide Lecture, or the Work of Art 'History' in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction." Critical Inquiry 26 no. 3 (Spring 2000): 419.