Entries tagged with "prehistoric"

Historian of pre-Christian art; developed the idea that prehistoric objects could be measured by periods of geologic time in which they were imbedded. Boucher de Perthes was appointed the director of the customhouse at Abbeville in 1825. Like many educated people in the nineteenth century, his hobby was archaeology. He spent his spare time digging in the nearby Somme valley. By 1837, his discoveries included flint hand axes and other tools lodged in the bones of mammals known to be extinct.

Archaeologist and art historian of Etruscan and prehistory. Brizio studied and excavated at the sites of Pompeii and the Roman Forum (Forum Romanum) in Rome. His association with Enrico Brunn at the German Archaeological Institute (DAI) taught him formal analysis of Greek art, the basis for his later art history. He traveled to Greece in 1874. In 1876 he was named chair at the University of Bologna for archaeology and numismatics. His lectures exposed his students to the German stylistic analysis.

Director, British Museum, 1936-1950, and scholar of the prehistoric era. Forsdyke was son of Frederick Palmer Forsdyke and Mary Eliza Sainsbury. He was educated at Christ's Hospital and Keble College, Oxford, graduating in 1906. A scholar of classical studies, he joined the British Museum in 1908 as an assistant in the department of Greek and Roman Antiquities. In 1910 he married a forty-two-year-old widow (he was twenty-six) Frances Beatrice Mumford Gifford. Forsdyke worked closely with Arthur J. Evans, contributing to Evans' work the Palace of Minos.

Specialist in prehistoric and ancient Greek and Roman art, particularly Greek funerary sculpture. Scientific assistant to E. Buschor in Athens, 1921-1928. Curator at the State museum in Kassel, 1928-1943. Professor at the University of Würzburg, 1943-196?). From 1946 until his death, Möbius worked on the comprehensive corpus of east grecian funerary sculpture (continuing the work of Ernst Pfuhl).

Archaeologist and historian of prehistoric art and culture. For twenty-three years, Okladnikov served as a staff member of the USSR Academy of Sciences' Institute of Archaeology in Leningrad. His research concentrated on the art of the Bronze Age in the Baikal region, and the monuments of the Neolithic Age. In 1961, Okladinov was appointed head of the humanities research department of the Institute of Economics in the USSR Academy of Science's Siberian division. One year later, he became a professor and chair of the history department at Novosibirsk University.

Specialist in ancient Greek and prehistoric art, particularly sculpture and art of the Parthenon period (fifth century B.C.). Professor of Art History at the University of Giessen (1934-1936) and the University of Freiburg i.B. (1936-1968). Wrote his dissertation and promotionsschrift on the Parthenon friezes.