Rubens scholar and director of the Rubenshuis. Baudouin studied during World War II. After the liberation of Belgium he assisted between 1946 and 1948 in the repatriation of artworks stolen by the Nazis. He worked as a research assistant at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam where he met the scholars Ludwig Burchard and Roger-Adolf d'Hulst. A delegation of Antwerp city officials visiting the museum in 1949, including the Burgomeister Lode Craeybeckx (1897-1976), noticed his activities and invited him back to his native Belgium.
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Curator; professor of art history; novelist. Delen attended the Koninklijk Atheneum (high school) in Antwerp, where he befriended Alfons de Ridder (1882-1960), later known as the Flemish writer Willem Elsschot. Delen continued his education in economics at the Antwerp Hoger Handelsinstituut, and in art history at the Hoger Instituut voor Kunstgeschiedenis en Oudheidkunde in Brussels. He also attended the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp. He was interested in the contemporary art scene and visited the studios of the painters Walter Vaes (1882-1958) and Richard Baseleer (1867-1951).
Modernist art historian and curator, Metropolitan Museum of Art. Geldzahler was born to Belgian parents Joseph and Charlotte Geldzahler. His father was a diamond dealer. The family emigrated to New York in 1940 at the beginning of World War II. At age 15, Geldzahler attended the 1951 exhibition of Arshile Gorky's work at the Whitney, an experience that won him over to modern art, although the initial experience he recalled made him ill. Geldzahler graduated from Yale University in 1957 and entered Harvard with the intention of pursuing a Ph.D. in art history.
Merchant, writer and biographer Netherlandish artists. Guicciardini was the son of Jacopo Guicciardini (d. 1552) and Camilla d'Agnolo des Bardi (d. 1557). His uncle was the historian Francesco Guicciardini (1483-1540). He was well educated according to the affluent means of his family including learning Latin and some Greek. He moved to Antwerp by 1542 where he remainded his whole life. In 1567, after publishing some minor works, collections of anecdotes and maximes, etc., he published Descrittione di m.
Chief curator Bibliothèque royale de Belgique; professor of art history; art critic lithographer. Hymans' father was a medical doctor, who moved from the Northern Netherlands to Brussels, shortly before Belgium became independent (1830), and later to Antwerp, where the young Hymans was born. His mother was Sophie Hymans, née Josephs. She gave the young Hymans his first art initiation in the Antwerp museums. While attending high school, Hymans took drawing classes with Edward Dujardin (1817-1889) at the Antwerp Academy of Fine Arts.
Early historian to use written documents to support art research (e.g., Die antiken Schriftquellen). Overbeck studied at the university in Bonn under Friedrich Gottlieb Welcker. Overbeck's early work was on Pompeii. His monograph on the subject, first appearing in 1856 (and subsequently appearing in four later editions), was the inspiration for the fuller monograph by August Mau. In 1858 Overbeck was named Ordinarius (professor) at the university in Leipzig. He remained at Leipzig for the rest of his life.
First curator of the Plantin-Moretus Museum in Antwerp; Rubens scholar; literary critic. Rooses earned a doctoral degree in philosophy and literature at the University of Liège in 1865. He was an active promoter of the Dutch language and the Flemish culture in his country. He taught Dutch language and literature at high schools (Athenaeum) in Namur and Ghent. In 1876 he settled in Antwerp to become the first curator of the Plantin-Moretus Museum, which opened to the public in 1877.
Matisse and French modernist scholar. Schneider received his Ph. D., in literature from Harvard in 1953. He moved to Paris where he worked with Georges Duthuit on the Matisse archives. In 1958 he joined the staff of L'Express in Paris as art critic. He was also a contributor to Artnews. In 1968 he wrote the volumes on Manet and Watteau for the Time-Life series. In 1984, Schneider published one of the dominant monographs on Matisse, the result of years of archival study on the artist.
Chief curator Koninklijk Museum voor Schone Kunsten at Antwerp; art writer. Vanbeselaere grew up in Zevekote and Poperinge, and, from 1920, in Bruges, where he attended high school. He had a special interest in the drawing classes with Leon Lanckneus (1889-1968). Between 1926 and 1929 he studied art history and archaeology at Ghent University under August Vermeylen (1872-1945). Inspired and mentored by the latter, Vanbeselaere choose to specialize in art history instead of becoming a painter.