Entries tagged with "metalwork (visual works)"

Keeper of the Wallace Collection and authority on armour. Camp was the son of E. D. Camp. He was educated at Birbeck College. In 1890 he entered the British civil service of the Conservative Central Office. By 1900 he had switched to the newly established Wallace Collection, where his duties were initially conceived of as bureaucratic. In 1908 he was appointed assistant keeper (curator) of the collection. He married Ada Sarah Jackson in 1912 (d. 1928).

Numismatist, director of the medals collection of the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna; assisted in Nazi looting of art treasures. Though he had not been previously politically active, Dworschak joined the Nazi party (NSDAP) at the annexation (Anschluss) of Austria in 1938, perhaps at the instigation of Rudolf Noll, an assistant in the antiquity section of the Museum, and was appointed director of the Münzkabinet (medals collection) of the Kunsthistorisches Museum in 1940.

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 Detäldsa 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.

Arms and metalwork scholar of the Victoria and Albert Museum, 1949-1965 and Sothby's. Hayward was the son of an army musician at the Royal Military School of Music. He was educated, through scholarships, at St. Paul's and then Magdalen College, Oxford University, graduating in history 1937. Hayward joined the Economic Research Department, a conservative think tank run by the Tory party. His avocation, however, was collecting arms and amour; he volunteered at the Wallace Collection under James G. Mann.

Spanish Art Historian. She received undergraduate degrees in philosophy and English at the University of Seville. Heredia Moreno wrote her doctorate thesis La orfebrería en la Provincia de Huelvaat the University of Seville as well in 1976 receiving her doctorate in Art History. During this time, she began teaching at the university as an assistant professor at the Chair of History of Hispanic-American Art. Between the years of 1976 and 1983, she was an interim adjunct professor in the Art department of the University of Navarra.

Second-Vienna-School authority on Renaissance gold work and engraved gems; a psychoanalyst who employed psychoanalytical approach to art history. Kris was the son of Leopold Kris, a lawyer, and Rosa Schick (Kris). Because a War coal shortage forced his Gymnasium (district 13) to reduce school hours, Kris heard his first college-level art history courses during mornings. After graduating in 1918, he entered the University of Vienna studying art history, archaeology and psychology.

Classicist; scholar of bronzework.

Specialist in ancient Greek and Roman art, particularly bronze statuary. Curator at the Antiquarium in Berlin, 1920-1945. Career suffered setbacks after 1933 because of the Jewish heritage of his wife. Died on June 27, 1945, following an operation.

Yale University Art Gallery director and silver objects expert. Phillips was the son of Marshall Phillips, a dairy manager, and Isabelle Smith Walters (Phillips). He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with B.A. in 1927 and, after briefly studying law, switched to English were an M.A. degree was granted 1929. When the silver collector Maurice Brix (-1930) died, Phillips, who maintained a life-long interest in antique silver work, cataloged the unfinished inventory. He was also hired to research the decorative arts collection of Francis Garvan the same year.

Keeper of Coins, British Museum, 1870-1893, early exponent of the relationship to Greek art to coinage. Poole was born to Reverend Edward R. Poole (c. 1805-1884) and Sophia Lane (Poole) (1804-1891), the latter a grand niece of Thomas Gainsborough. His mother left his father in 1842 because of his bibliomania and alcoholism. Poole was subsequently raised by his mother and uncle, Edward W. Lane (1801-1876), the eminent Orientalist, accompanying them the same year to Egypt where Edward was assembling an Arabic dictionary.

Etruscan bronzes scholar; professor University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 1968-1979. Hill was the daughter of William Hurd Hill and Emeleen Carlisle (Hill). Her mother's reading to her of a juvenile version of the Odyssey captured the girl's imagination for classical studies. She entered Radcliffe College, where she would obtain all her degrees, receiving an A.B. (in geology), in 1932. After graduation, she went to Athens and the American School of Classical Studies, but a virulent case of amoebic dysentery forced an evacuation to Rome in 1933.

Historian of Portuguese art; Renaissance; Portuguese silverwork and ceramics.