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  • Published study of Dutch still life.
  • Etruscan scholar; co-authored original Pelican History of Art volume on Etruscan architecture. Boëthius was born to a family with a long tradition in ecclesiastical traditions. He attended the university of Uppsala (with periods also at the university in Berlin), initially in Greek studies before changing to ancient Italy. He received his Ph.D. from Uppsala in 1918. He was a lecturer there (1919-25) and also at the British School in Athens. He assisted in the excavations of Mycenae, 1921-24.
  • Architectural historian of ancient Greece, field archaeologist and University of Chicago professor; discovered the Sanctuary of Poseidon in Isthmia. Broneer was the youngest son of a Swedish farmer. As a child he labored on the family farm until age 18 when he and his brother left for the United States in 1913. He initially planned to remain in the U. S. only long enough to earn money return to Sweden and start a successful life. After a few years, Broneer attended Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois, now planning a career in the seminary.
  • Archaeologist, specialist in late Aegean Bronze Age art; professor at Uppsala University 1952-70. Furumark's major work, The Chronology of Mycenaean Pottery appeared in 1941. It remains the standard work on the subject. After World War II, his innovative research into the prehistory of Italy was published in 1947 as Det äldsa Italien. He excavated Cyprus 1947-48 (at Sinda). In 1950 his "Settlement at Ialysos and Aegean History c. 1550-1400 BC," was published. He was director of the Swedish Institute in Athens, 1956-57.
  • Historian of an early book on Symbolism; University of Nevada-Reno professor of art history. While working on his art history Ph.D. he translated and published the book History of Art by E. H. Grombrich into Swedish. HIs art history degree, from the University of Uppsala, was granted in 1959 with a dissertation written in English on French Symbolism.
  • Medievalist with interests in modern areas, especially van Gogh; museum curator. Nordenfalk studied at the university in Uppsala between 1926-1928 and Göteborg University 1928-1929 for his doctorate. He was appointed assistant curator at the museum in Göteborg, Sweden in 1935. Several articles on Insular (British Isles) illumination appeared in the early and mid 1930s. His Ph.D. was awarded in 1938 with a dissertation topic on illuminated manuscript canon tables, decorated borders surrounding Gospel concordences constructed by Eusebius of Ceasarea.
  • Medievalist; wrote a significant study on Goya. Nordröm was the first to note a mysterious shadow at the back of Goya's Third of May, 1808 and hypothesize it to represent a representation of a deity.
  • Influential scholar at the University of Uppsala. His students included Rudolf Zeitler (habilitation).
  • Director of the Stockholm Museum for Modern Art Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, 1974-1981.  He curated the show for the Museum of Modern Art, NY, The Machine as Seen at the End of the Mechanical Age in 1968.

  • Medievalist and first professor of art history at Stockholm University. Roosval was raised by successful middle-class parents in Stockholm, his father Consul John Roosval and mother Johanna Kramer. He entered Uppsala University in 1897 completing a degree in philosophy, languages, art history and Scandinavian philology in 1899. Roosval moved to Berlin to tutor Rolf de Maré, the son of Swedish military attaché there, Henrik de Maré.
  • Scholar of Italian Trecento but more notably one of the early Western scholars and collectors of Oriental art; professor of Fine Arts at Stockholm University, 1908-1925 and Keeper of Painting and Sculpture, National Museum in Stockholm, 1928-1944. Sién studied at the University in Helsinki under Johan Jakob Tikkanen, receiving his Ph.D. in 1900.
  • University of Uppsala professor 1965-1977. Zeitler's parents were Eugen Zeitler (1880-1922), an engineer, and Elsa Kühn (Zeitler) (1884-1922). Both parents were killed in a mountaineering accident in Berchtesgaden when Zeitler was ten; he was subsequently raised by his maternal grandfather in Kaiserslautern, Germany. He attended the Cologne and Kaiserslautern high schools (gymnasium) graduating in 1930. The same year he began study of history and art history in Munich, Marburg (under Richard Hamann), and Berlin.
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