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.
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Pieter Bruegel the Elder authority; Deputy Director, Manchester City Art Gallery, 1961-1966; Professor of Art History, Washington University, Seattle, 1966-1972. Grossmann was the son of Maximilian Grossmann, a Surgeon-General in the Austro-Hungarian Army. He was born in Stanislaus, Galicia, Austro-Hungarian Empire, which is present-day Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine. He attended the Staatsgymnasium of the third district (III Bezirk) in Vienna. As a student at the Wiener Handelsakademie he met Antoine Seilern who would prove instrumental in his later career.
Art writer, owner of the Downtown Gallery in New York; speaker at the 2nd American Artists' Congress 1937 in New York, N.Y., a symposium held Jan. 13, 1937 at the Museum of Modern Art, New York. The speakers included Walter Quirt, Salvador Dali, Meyer Schapiro, Klein, and Richard Huelsenbeck. Klein was also one of the participants at the famous, informal gathering of art scholars organized by Schapiro around 1935 that included Robert Goldwater, Alfred H.
Art gallery director, critic, and modernist art historian. Pincus-Witten earned his undergraduate degree at The Cooper Union, in New York in 1956. He wrote his master's degree (1962) and Ph.D. (1968) both at the University of Chicago. His dissertation, on Joséphin Peladan and the Rose-Croix Salons, was written under Joshua C. Taylor and John Rewald. Pincus-Witten joined the City University of New York 1964. In 1966 he began writing criticism for Artforum magazine as its senior editor. In 1970 he was promoted to professor at CUNY.
Director of the Painting and Sculpture Department, Museum of Modern Art, NY, from 1949 to 1957 and Director, Yale Art Gallery, 1957-1971, sculpture scholar. Ritchie moved with his family to the United States when he was 15 years old, settling in Pittsburgh. He took a job at 17 at Westinghouse in Pittsburgh to fund his education. Ritchie entered the University of Pittsburgh in 1927 graduating with an MFA (art history in medieval studies) degree in 1933. He secured a fellowship to study at the Courtauld Institute, University of London for 1933.
Drawings specialist and director, Colnaghi gallery, 1937-68. Shaw's parents were both painters [John] Byam Liston Shaw (1872-1919) and [Caroline] Evelyn Eunice Pyke-Nott (1870-1959). He attended Westminster School and then Christ Church, Oxford, graduating in 1925. He traveled extensively after college. In 1927 he began his publishing career with an article in Old Master Drawings. In 1929 he married Eveline Margaret Grose Dodgson, the niece of the prints scholar Campbell Dodgson, who further Shaw's interest in works on paper.
Artist, Professor of Modern art and Director, UCLA Art Galleries. Wight's parents were Carol Van Buren Wight (b. 1875) a professor of classics at Johns Hopkins University, and Alice Stallknecht (Wight), an artist. He graduated from the University of Virginia in 1923, traveling to France to study painting at the Academie Julien, 1923-1925, as well as elsewhere in Europe. He married Joan Bingham in 1936. Wight began writing novels, South (1935), The Chronicle of Aaron Kane (1936) and Youth in Trust (1937). During World War II, Wight served in the U.S.