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Lehmann, Phyllis W.

    Full Name: Lehmann, Phyllis W.

    Other Names:

    • Phyllis Williams Lehmann

    Gender: female

    Date Born: 1912

    Place Born: Brooklyn, Cattaraugus, NY, USA

    Home Country/ies: United States

    Subject Area(s): Classical

    Career(s): educators


    Classical scholar, professor of art and dean, Smith College. Lehmann received her BA from Wellesley College in 1934 and her Ph.D. from New York University in 1944. She worked at the Brooklyn Museum as assistant in charge of the classical collection between 1934-36, moving to instructor in the history of art at Bennett Junior College, 1936-39. Between 1948-60 she directed excavations by the Archaeological Research Fund of New York University. In 1955 she moved to Smith College where she taught 1955-78, appointed dean, 1965-70. Her lectureships have included Bryn Mawr College and Oberlin College. Her husband was the art historian Karl Leo Heinrich Lehmann.

    Selected Bibliography

    Drawings After the Antique by Amico Aspertini. London: Warburg Institute, University of London, 1957; and Karl Lehmann, ed. Samothrace: Excavations Conducted by the Institute of Fine Arts of New York University. New York: Pantheon Books, 1959; The Pedimental Sculptures of the Hieron in Samothrace. Locust Valley, NY: Institute of Fine Arts, New York University 1962; and Karl Lehmann. Samothracian Reflections: Aspects of the Revival of the Antique. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press,1973; Statues on Coins of Southern Italy and Sicily in the Classical Period. New York: H. Bittner, 1946.


    KRG, 77 mentioned; [transcript] Phyllis W. Lehmann. Interviews with Art Historians, 1991-2002. Getty Research Institute, Malibu, CA, 1994.


    "Lehmann, Phyllis W.." Dictionary of Art Historians (website).

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