Entries tagged with "graphic arts"

Assistant-director of the Print Room of the Amsterdam Rijksmuseum (1913-1920); specialist in early Dutch graphic art and painting; art seller. Beets was born in Batavia, Indonesia which is present-day Jakarta. He was the only child of Dirk Beets and Clara Johanna van de Poll, and the grandson of the Dutch writer and poet Nicolaas Beets (1814-1903). He was raised in Batavia, then the capital of the Netherlands Indies. At the age of eight, he was sent to his mother's family in The Netherlands, in Driebergen.

UCLA art history professor, 1956-1975; founding director of Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts; Americanist. Bloch was the son of Leonard Bloch and Rose von Auspitz (Bloch). He graduated from New York University with a B.F.A., intent on becoming an artist, in 1939. After a short stint at Harvard University for graduate study in 1940, he returned to NYU and the Institute of Fine Arts, where his A.M. was granted in 1942.

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, curator of prints, founded Print Collector’s quarterly. Carrington was born in Surbiton, Surrey, England (today, Greater London) in 1869 to R. C. and Sarah Jane (née Pewtress) Carrington. He was educated at Bute House in Petersham, England before attending college at Victoria College on the Island of Jersey. In 1886, he moved to Minnesota, United States. He briefly worked in agriculture, but soon began surveying for the Great Northern Railway. Afterwards, he was employed by Harington Beard (ca. 1868-1940), a fine art dealer in the city.

Art museum and library director; Germanist art historian specializing in northern renaissance; patron of Expressionist artist and Asian art authority. Glaser was born of cultured Jewish parentage, S. Glaser and Emma Hase (Glaser). He attended the Wilhelms gymnasium in Berlin, graduating in 1897. Glaser studied medicine at the University of Freiburg and Munich, receiving his M.D. in 1902. However, art had always interested him and he immediately began a second degree in art history during the years Heinrich Wölfflin was in Berlin. He was granted a Ph.D.

Harvard librarian, book collector and founder and first curator of the Department of Printing and Graphic Arts, Houghton Library. Hofer graduated from Harvard and spent a few years in business. He began collecting a wide variety of printed books in 1917. By 1933 he focused on illustrated and decorated books, thus entering into a serious study of book arts. He served as curator of the Spencer Collection of the New York Public Library. In 1934 he became the first assistant director of the Morgan Library in New York (to 1937).

Bern gallery graphics dealer, partner of Gutekunst und Klipstein and later of Kornfeld and Klipstein, author of Käte Kollwitz catalogue raisonné.

Scholar of Italian and German graphics. He is no relation to the Columbia University scholar of the Italian renaissance, Paul Oskar Kristeller (1905-1999).

Progressive curator of the Berlin graphics division (Kupferstichkabinett) at the Berlin Museums. Kurth served in the prints department under the director, Friedrich Winkler. His area was modernist graphics. At a time when the Nazi's were attacking modern art, Kurth bought prints by some of their biggest targets, such as Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, for the collection. (wife, Bettina Kris)

Historian and collector of Russian graphic arts and engravings. After receiving his law degree in 1844, Rovisky began to publish articles on the Academy of Art during the reign of Catherine II and the Russian school of icon painting. His work on Russian engravers won him the Uvarov Prize in 1864, and he was elected to the St. Petersburg Academy of Arts in 1870. After spending 25 years researching Russian popular prints, Rovinsky published an illustrated work that highlighted prints from his own collection, and placed them in their social and cultural context of 17th-19th century Russia.

Early historian of photography; scholar of graphics in general. He was born in Prague, Czechoslovakia, which is present-day Prague, Czech Rebuplic. Schwarz graduated from the Akademisches Gymnasium in Vienna with an Abitur in 1913. He entered the university in Vienna studying art history, archaeology and philosophy. At the outbreak of World War I, Schwarz served in the Austrian miliary, 1914, assigned to the field artillery.

Scholar of the Dutch baroque, especially graphics and Ruysdael; Oberlin University professor1940-63. Stechow's father, Waldemar Stechow, was an attorney and his mother, Bertha Deutschmann, a concert singer. As a young man, Stechow was educated at the Gymnasium in Göttingen and, after graduating in 1913, volunteered for the German Army at the outbreak of World War I the following year. In 1915 he was taken prisoner of war by the Russians and spent the next two years in a Siberian camp.