Entries tagged with "Baltimore, MD, USA"

Gentileschi (family) scholar; University of Michigan Italianist art historian. Bissell was the son of Raymond A. Bissell (1909-1992) a heating & air dealer, and Elizabeth I Weston (Bissell) (1906-1993). He received his Ph.D. in 1968, writing his dissertation on Orazio Gentileschi under Harold E. Wethey. He wrote a book on Orazio in 1981. Gentileschi's daughter, Aremisia, was at the same time rising in interest due to women's studies courses. Bissell published the catalogue raisonné on the work of Artemisia in 1998. He retired from the University in 2006.

Philosopher and historian of ideas scholar; wrote early social histories of art. Boas was born in Providence, Rhode Island, the fifth of seven children of Herman Boas and Sarah Eisenberg (Boas). He attended Classical High School in Providence, RI, where his early interest in Greek and Latin grew. After graduation, Boas studied art at the Rhode Island School of Design under Henry Hunt Clark (b. 1875) and transferred to study English at Brown University, where he completed his B.A. and M.A. in 1913. He studied under the philosopher Josiah Royce (1855-1916) and received his second M.A.

First woman to direct a major American art museum (Baltimore Museum of Art); Cassatt scholar. Breeskin was the daughter of Alfred Robert Louis Dohme (1867-1952) and Emmie Blumner (Dohme). Her father was a chemist who founded the pharmaceutical company Sharpe & Dohme (later Merck, Sharpe & Dohme). The younger Dohme attended the Bryn Mawr preparatory school in Baltimore, initially planning on being an artist. After stints at Bryn Mawr and Radcliffe Colleges, she eventually graduated from Boston's School of Fine Arts, Crafts, and Decorative Design in 1918.

Influential undergraduate professor of art history at Columbia University. Davis graduated from Princeton University in 1936 with a degree in French languages and literatures. He received a Carnegie Fellowship in 1937, studying summers at the Institut d'Art et d'Arch'ologie in Paris and in Brussels on a Belgian-American Educational Foundation Fellowship, 1938. His master's degree in fine arts was granted in 1939. He joined the Metropolitan Museum of Art the same year as a curator in first the medieval art department (through 1942) and then prints and drawings (through 1944).

Architectural historian; coiner of the term "post-modernism" for architecture. Jencks studied under Reyner Banham.

Medievalist, wrote important monograph on sculpture at Chartres. Katzenellenbogen (literally, "cat's elbow" in German) was the son of the jurist and bank director Albert Katzenellenbogen (1863-1942) and Cornelia Josephine Doctor (1870-1941), both assimilated Jews. His parents, intent on him pursuing a business career, sent him to England to learn the language at an early age. In Frankfurt, he received his Abitur from the Goethe-Gymnasium in 1920. Katzenellenbogen studied Law at Giessen, 1920-1923, receiving his doctor of jurisprudence in 1924.

Medievalist curator of manuscripts at the Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. Miner was born to Roy Waldo Miner (1875-1955) and Anna Elizabeth Carroll (d. 1924). Her father was a marine biologist and a curator at the American Museum of Natural History in New York. She attended Barnard College, graduating in 1926 and continued in medieval literature as the first Barnard International Fellow at Bedford College, University of London. She returned to New York in 1928 to study art history at Columbia University as a Carnegie Fellow.

Art professor and early specialist of African-American art, museum director, and visual artist. Porter was the son of African-American couple John Porter and Lydia Peck Porter. His father was a Christian minister and his mother a schoolteacher. Porter attended public schools in Baltimore, Maryland, and Washington, D. C., before graduating cum laude with a B.S. in art from Howard University in 1927. He was immediately hired as an instructor of drawing and painting in Howard’s art department.

Ivory, and American furniture historian; Walters Gallery of Art director 1965-1981. Randall was the son of Richard H. Randall, Sr., and Mary Scott Buzby (Randall). His father worked as a sales manager. He graduated from Princeton University with an A. B., in architecture in 1950 continuing to Harvard University for an M. A., in art history, awarded in 1951. There Randall met and married a fellow art historian and Harvard Ph.D. candidate Lilian Maria Charlotte Randall in 1953.

Feminist, pioneer art activist for lesbian artists. Arlene Raven was born into a middle-class Jewish family in 1944 in Baltimore, Maryland, as Arlene Rubin. Her father, Joseph Rubin, was a bar owner, and her mother, Annette Rubin, worked in the home. In 1949, Raven began attending Arlington Grammar School and Peabody Institute for Music, where she studied piano, then Garrison Junior High School and Forrest Park High School in 1958. While a student at Hood College, proficient in Spanish, Raven was an exchange student in Spain. She received a B.A. in studio painting in 1965.

Brooklyn Museum director and Asianist scholar; author of Dictionary of Japanese Artists (1976). Roberts' grandfather, George Brook Roberts (1833-1897) had been president of the Pennsylvania Railroad and his father, George Brinton Roberts, a coal magnate. Laurance Roberts attended the Montgomery School in Philadelphia and St. George's School in Rhode Island before entering Princeton in 1925. He graduated from Princeton University in 1929 magna cum laude, a classmate and friend of John D. Rockefeller III (1906-1978).

Curator of the Baltimore Museum of Art. Gertrude Rosenthal was born in 1906 to Daniel Rosenthal, a banker, and Rosalie Rosenthal. After her family moved to Cologne following the abrupt passing of her father, Rosenthal received her abitur in 1923. After receiving this degree, she worked in an office role for a chemical company in Cologne. At the Wallraf-Richartz-Museum, she was the assistant at the bookstore from 1925-1927. She became, at around the same time, a journalist for Kölnische Zeitung, a role which she would hold until 1933.

Johns Hopkins University architectural historian. Baroody's family was of Lebanese extraction. She herself was raised in Chicago until young girlhood, when the family moved to California. She made a trip at age 14 to Lebanon which changed her worldview. Baroody attended Mount Holyoke and Radcliffe Colleges, doing graduate work at Stanford University. During the Second World War she worked for the Board of Economic Securities in Washgington, D. C. After the war, Stanton moved to London to complete her Ph.D.