Canadian Architectural historian; wrote most complete study to date on Gothic vaulting systems. Acland was born in Toronto in 1917 and graduated from Syracuse University, New York, in 1942 with a B.A. in Architecture. Immediately afterwards, Acland joined the Canadian army, then fighting World War II. During his military service, which lasted from 1942 to 1945, Acland worked on the design of factories as well as with Canadian Army Photo Intelligence. Following the war he attended Harvard University where he obtained an M.A. in Philosophy in 1952.
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French playwright, poet, essayist and art writer. Claudel was born in Villeneuve-sur-Fère in the north of France in 1868. His father, Louis Prosper Claudel, was a petit-bourgeois registrar. His mother, Louise-Athanaïse Cerveaux (Claudel) came from a local farming family in Champagne. Claudel’s sister Camille, four years his senior, would go on to achieve widespread acclaim as sculptor. Although the family was Roman Catholic, they were not particularly devout. Claudel was educated privately in Champagne before the family moved to Paris around 1882.
Distinguished professor of art history, Indiana University, Bloomington, specialist in the Art of Renaissance Italy. Cole was raised in Cleveland, Ohio. He graduated with a BA from Western Reserve University in 1962, earning his master’s degree in art history at Oberlin in two years later. Following this, Cole completed his doctorate in art history at Bryn Mawr in 1969. His dissertation examined the work of fourteenth century Florentine painter Agnolo Gaddi (c.1350–1396).
Benedictine Monk and architectural historian from France. Born into a prominent family in Coutainville near Chartres, France, in 1665, Michel was the son of André Félibien (1619-1695), historiographer of the Academy of Painting (1666) and secretary of the Academy of Architecture (1671). His brother, Jean-François, became an architect and historiographer. Michel Félibien became a Benedictine Monk in the Congregation of Saint-Maur in 1683. Also known as Maurists, the congregation were renowned for their erudite scholarship.
Scottish architectural historian, active in India. Fergusson was born in the town of Ayr, on the west coast of Scotland. James was the second son of Dr. William Fergusson, who served as the Inspector General of Military Hospitals — a role which required much overseas travel. James received his early education at the Royal High School in Edinburgh and, later, in Hounslow, outside London. In 1829 he travelled to Bengal, India, where his older brother lived, before moving to Calcutta where he earned his fortune working as an indigo merchant.
Austrian Architect and art historian who produced the first universal history of architecture. Fischer was born in Graz, Austria, in 1656 to parents from notable local families. His father, Johann Baptist Fischer, was a provincial sculptor who had contributed to a number of local buildings in Graz including the Landhaus — the seat of the Styrian local government — and the nearby castle of the Eggenberg family. It was in his father’s workshop that Johann Bernhard received his early training as a sculptor.
Art Historian whose research centered primarily on Francisco Goya. Gassier was born in 1915 in Étampes outside Paris. After attending the Lycée Henri-IV and the Sorbonne, he was appointed professor of French literature at the French Institute in Barcelona 1941, later moving to Madrid. Gassier’s involvement with the publication of Drawings by Goya at the Prado Museum in 1947, prefaced by André Malraux, would establish his reputation as a specialist on Francisco Goya’s work (Delcroix).
Musée du Louvre curator of paintings. Hautecoeur was born in Paris in 1884, the son of a bookshop owner who sold prints and catalogues on the Rue de Rivoli. An excellent student, Hautecoeur graduated from the Ecole Normale Supérieure in 1908 and went on to study at the Ecole de France in Rome. In Italy he explored the art of Rome during the neoclassical era and published his research on the topic under the title Rome et la renaissance de l’antiquité à la fin du XVIIIe siècle in 1912. Following this, Hautecoeur spent a short period in St.
American historian of architecture whose research ranged from an initial focus on the Italian Renaissance to evolutionary theory and computer modelling. Hersey was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, the son of Milton Leonard Hersey (1899-1983), an economist, and Katharine Hersey (Page) (1896-1991). After graduating from high school in 1945, Hersey joined the merchant marine where he assisted in transporting troops home after World War II. Following this, Hersey joined the U.S. Army, where he advised returning war veterans in planning for their future.
Professor of European art history from the medieval period to the 19th century whose writing placed a greater emphasis on the relationship between place and artistic production. Keller was born in 1903 to Fritz and Magdalene Schellhas (Kellar).
Professor of art at Smith college and Pulitzer Prize author. Larkin was born in Massachusetts to Charles Ernst and Kate Mary Larkin. His father worked as a collector and dealer of antiques. The younger Larkin took an early interest in the arts as a high school student in Perley Free School in Georgetown, Massachusetts. He received his B.A. from Harvard in 1918. Between 1918 and 1919 Larkin served in the medical corps of the 73rd infantry during World War I. In 1919 he earned his M.A. degree from Harvard and, two years later, returned as an assistant of fine arts.
Architectural historian of 17th to 19th century Europe at Yale. Meeks was born in Bridgeport, Connecticut in 1907, the son of Joseph Vanderslice Meeks. He received a Ph.B. degree from Yale University in 1928. Meeks joined the faculty at Yale — where he would spend his entire teaching career — as an assistant in architecture in 1930. He earned a B.F.A. in 1931 and an M.A. in 1934, both at Yale. In the same year, he was married to Carol Silvester and was appointed Assistant Professor of art in 1937. Throughout his career at Yale, Everett V.