Entries tagged with "Metropolitan Museum of Art"

Classicist and curator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1942-1967. Levine was the daughter of Samuel Levine and Bertha Nanes (Levine). She attended Wayne University (the modern Wayne State University) between 1932 and 1934 before switching to New York University. She graduated with a B. F. A in 1936, continuing for her master's degree at the university's Institute of Fine Arts with a thesis on Greek painted grave stelai, written under Karl Leo Heinrich Lehmann in 1938. She married the art historian Milton W. Brown the same year.

Frick Collection Director, 1973-1986 and John Pope-Hennessy Chair of the department of European paintings, Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1986-2009. Fahy (pronounced "Fay"), born to Everett Fahy, Sr. and Dorothy Jermaka (Fahy), was raised in Philadelphia, PA. While an undergraduate at the University of Virginia, Fahy met his future chair namesake, John Pope-Hennessy in North Carolina. After graduation in 1962 he traveled to Europe where Pope-Hennessy suggested he study Domenico Ghirlandio.

Founder and first director of the Contemporary American Art Department at the Metropolitan Museum of Art; artist. Though Hale came from a prominent Boston family (Nathan Hale was an ancestor and his grandfather, Edward Everett Hale), he himself was in raised New York City. His father, Edward Dudley Hale (d.) 1908 was an architect and his mother a relative of the Princeton art historian Allan Maquand.

Syriac and Greek scholar, first curator for sculptures, antiquities [and objet d'art] at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

Curator of medieval objects, especially glass, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY. Jane Hayward was born in Orange, Connecticut to Lawerence Herbert Hayward and Julia Ellen (Woodruff) Elliot. She studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts from 1936 to 1942. Hayward also took an engineering drawing course at the Bock Vocational School in Philadelphia in 1942. For the next three years, Hayward worked as a draftsperson for the machine-design section of the Fourth Naval District.

Controversial director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1967-1977. Hoving was born to a Swedish immigrant father Walter Hoving (1897-1989), a department store magnate, President of Bonwit Teller and later CEO of Tiffany's. His mother was Mary Osgood Field (Hoving) (d. 1954), a descendant of the first Postmaster General of the United States, Samuel Osgood (1747-1813). His early childhood was spent in Lake Forest, Illinois until his parents divorced (age five), when he and his mother moved to New York. His youth was turbulent.

American woman of letters; wrote art history; teacher; poet. R'lene LaFleur Howell was born in Michigan in 1926. She attended the University of Chicago for her doctorate; her dissertation was titled American Art in the Stream of Realism. She worked at the Metropolitan Museum of Art as an assistant, penning and article, "Craftsmanship in Wrought Iron" in 1950. As she published, the aspiring novelist Edward Dahlberg (1900-1977) courted her—calling her daily and dedicating works such as "The Parables" and The Flea of Sodom to her.

Scholar of Dutch Baroque painting, principally Vermeer.  Liedtke was born in Plainfield, New Jersey to Walter Liedtke, Sr, and Elsa Liedtke.  The family moved to nearby Livingston, New Jersey where he was raised.  After entering Rutgers University as an undergraduate he became interested in art history and, following his BA in 1967 entered Brown University, where he achieved his MA in 1969.

Metropolitan Museum of Art medievalist.

Statue and sculpture conservator; special assistant for International Exhibit Loans at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Leo was born in New York City to Elinore Baisley Leo (Wellington) (1914–2008) and Arnold Leo II. Graduating from The High School of Music and Art, Roussel continued her studies at Wilson College,  where she earned a Bachelor's Degree. Enrolling in Goddard College, Ms. Leo received her Master's Degree in Art and Education before traveling to Greece and later France to intern under the sculptor Ossip Zadkine and study at the Académie de la Grande Chaumière.

First curator of Paintings, Drawings and Prints of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

His book, European Architecture: A Historical Study (1896) was one of the early required texts to be listed in the course catalog for the art history classes of Princeton University.

Founder of the Department of Ancient Near Eastern Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Wilkinson began as an assistant (copyist) to Albert M. Lythgoe in his Egyptian excavations for the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Michel David-Weill Chairman of the Department of Medieval Art and The Cloisters, Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1979-1998.  Wixom was the son of Clinton Wixom and Beatrice Wixom.  After attending the Germantown Friends School, 1943-1947, he studied at Haverford College and supplementing courses at the Barnes Foundation’s experimental art education Center in M