Entries tagged with "librarians"

Librarian and scholar of classical art. He served as librarian for Prince Karl Ludwig von der Pfalz from 1675 as well as conservator for the prince's collection of coins and medals. In 1685, Berger began publishing these in his Thesaurus ex Thesauro Palatino Selectus. The arrangement of the gems was according to era (rulers), mythological subject. Bronze sculpture was also included in his publications. In 1693 Berger was appointed librarian of the coin, art and artifact collection of Frederick I of Prussia in Berlin.

Antiquarian, art theorist and biographer in the tradition of Vasari; Librarian to Queen Christina of Sweden, and curator for Pope Clement X. Bellori was raised by his uncle, the antiquarian Francesco Angeloni (1559-1652). He studied from Angeloni's private archaeological collection and drawings by Annibale Carracci, and painting (perhaps with Domenichino) though few artworks by Bellori are known. Bellori became Angeloni's heir at Angeloni's death in 1652. He assembled his own collection of paintings, including those by Titian, Tintoretto, [Annibale] Carracci, as well as coins and medals.

Professor and librarian. Breitenbach studied art history as well as German and Scandinavian literature at the university in Munich and then Hamburg where his professors were Erwin Panofsky and Fritz Saxl. His dissertation, completed in Strassburg in 1929 under Panofsky, was Speculum humanae salvationis: eine typengeschichtliche Untersuchungen. He worked as a Library assistant at the Warburg Library in Hamburg 1926-27.

Visionary modernist art museum director, Newark Museum, 1909-1929, and librarian theorist. Dana was born to Charles Dana, Jr. a general store manager, and Charitie Scott Loomis (Dana). In 1874, Dana entered Dartmouth College. He gained an A. B. in 1878 intent on becoming a lawyer, but a diagnosis of tuberculosis forced him to the drier climate of Colorado. Dana worked as a surveyor, part of the team who discovered the ruins of the Mesa River cliff dwellers in 1881.

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).

Brooklyn Museum's first keeper of prints( and Librarian), 1899 to 1934. Hutchinson studied library science, receiving her degree from Pratt Institute of Library Science. She joined Blackstone Memorial Library in Branford, CT, rising through the ranks to acting librarian. In 1900 she joined the library of the Brooklyn Museum. As librarian, she began a print collection as part of that division's holdings. She was a founding member of the Brooklyn Society of Etchers, holding meetings in the Museum.

Print cataloger. He and Jan Frederik van Someren (1852-1930) wrote a catalog of engraved portraits beginning in 1888. The professor of Art History at Utrecht University, J. G. van Gelder, described Muller's work as one of the praiseworthy graphic studies of Netherlandish of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

Archivist and librarian; director of Museum Boijmans at Rotterdam; first chief director of the Amsterdam Rijksmuseum. Obreen was trained to become a businessman, but due to his interest in art and history he was appointed as an assistant librarian and archivist of the city of Rotterdam. The archive was housed in the Gemeenlandshuis van Schieland, along with the galleries of Museum Boijmans. In co-operation with the archivist Johannes H. Scheffer (1832-1886) he published sources on the history of Rotterdam: Rotterdamsche historiebladen.

Historian of French illuminated manuscripts and librarian, Bibliothèque Nationale. After completing his studies at the école des Chartes, Porcher joined the Bibliothèque Nationale. By publishing books on illuminated manuscripts, Porcher encouraged scholars to study them in an art historical context. He became the Conservateur en Chef of the manuscripts department in 1944, where his work focused solely on illuminated manuscripts.

Courtauld Institute professor and librarian, instrumental force in moving Warburg library to London and administering it duirng Warburg's mental illness. Saxl was born to Ignaz Saxl and Wilhelmine Falk (Saxl). His father was a distinguished state attorney in Vienna. Although of devout Jewish grandparentage, Saxl's father had rejected religion and the children were raised in a secular, culturally-Jewish home.

Indexer of printers on Peter Paul Rubens. The professor of Art History at Utrecht University, J. G. van Gelder, described Schneevoogt's work as one of the praiseworthy yet lesser-known graphic studies of Netherlandish of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

Librarian of the Bibliotheca Hertziana. Schudt studied art history in Frankfurt, Munich and Berlin. He joined the Hertziana after graduation in 1920 and remained there his entire career. Schudt edited a critical edition of Giulio Mancini's Viaggio per Roma in 1923. Schudt became a trustee of the Palazzo Zuccari library shortly thereafter. In 1930, Schudt issued his Guide di Roma, an analysis of Roman guidebooks from the Mirabilia to the nineteenth century.

Librarian and Arabic scholar; helped identify and catalog masterworks in British collections. Strong was the son of Thomas Banks Strong, a War Office official, and Anna Lawson (Strong), a scholar of Hebrew. As a boy he studied drawing from Albert Varley, who gave him an edition of the Dictionary of Painters by Matthew Pilkington. Strong made a study of these artists, visiting to the National Gallery, London to supplement his interest. He attended St.

Art critic, librarian and first professor of art historian at Rutgers University. Van Dyke's father, also John van Dyke (1807-1878), was a congressman and supreme court justice of New Jersey, and his mother, Mary Dix Strong, was the daughter of Rutgers mathematician Theodore Strong (1790-1869). His cousin was Henry Van Dyke (1852-1933), the minister, diplomat, and professor at Princeton University. In 1868 the family moved to Minnesota, then just emerging from frontier status. Van Dyke entered Columbia Law School and was admitted to the bar in 1877, although he never practiced.

American Medievalist of Spanish architecture and Americanist; Librarian and Director of the Boston Athenaeum. Whitehill's parents were Walter Muir Whitehill, an Episcopal minister, and Florence Marion Williams (Whitehill). He entered Harvard University, receiving his A.B. in 1926, and continuing for his A.M., awarded in 1929. Whitehill married Jane Revere Coolidge, a descendant of Thomas Jefferson, in 1930, leaving for Europe the same year to continue his studies. He wrote his dissertation under the eminent American Romanesque scholar A.