Art connoisseur and director, Fitzwilliam Museum, 1937-1946. Clarke succeeded Sydney Cockerell as Director in 1937. For most of his tenure, Britain was at war. Clarke oversaw the move and collections to safekeeping (museums were possible targets of German bombing). Still, he organized temporary exhibitions in the Museum for the public. Astutely, he used museum funds to buy important work at when the war had depressed the market. An art collector, he donated 2,700 items in his lifetime.
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Cambridge University archaeologist and pottery scholar. Cook was the son of the Rev Charles Robert Cook and Mary Manuel (Cook). He was educated first at Marlborough and then Clare College, Cambridge, where he studied under Arthur Bernard Cook (1868-1952, no relation) and the numismatist/connoisseur Charles Theodore Seltman. He was appointed Assistant Lecturer in Classics at Manchester University in 1934.
Feminist art historian of the baroque and modern era art. Harris was the daughter of Sir Gordon B. B. M. Sutherland (1907-1980), a physicist, fellow and lecturer of Pembroke College and master of Emmanuel College. Her mother was Gunborg Wahlstrom (Lady Sutherland) (1910-2001), an artist originally from Sweden. Sutherland attended the Courtauld Institute of Art, London, graduating with first class honors in 1961. She achieved her Ph.D., from the same institution in 1965, writing her dissertation on Andrea Sacchi. She married the historian William V.
Biographer of artists, author and classical translator. Lindsay was the son of the libertine artist/writer Norman Lindsay (1879-1969) and Kathleen Parkinson (Lindsay). Lindsay attended University of Queensland, obtaining a B.A. with honors in 1921. Lindsay wrote articles for Art in Australia and Vision. He first married Janet Beaton, which ended in divorce. In 1923 he published a book of poetry, Fauns and Ladies, followed by two more the following year.
University professor responsible for monument restoration during World War II. Robertson was born on October 16th, 1913 to Donald Struan Robertson (1885-1961), a professor of Classics at Cambridge, and Petica Jones (Coursolles) (1883–1941), a Greek vase painting scholar. As the son of a family of Classics professors at the University of Cambridge (his elder brother became the vase scholar Martin Robertson), Robertson discovered his career at the intersection of monument restoration and the fine arts.
Oxford scholar of ancient Greek painting. Robertson's father, Donald S. Robertson (1885-1961), was a Cambridge scholar of Greek, later Regius Professor and a colleague of the classical art scholar J. D. Beazley. The younger Robertson attended the Leys School and Trinity College. In 1929 his father ventured into architectural history by publishing A Handbook of Greek and Roman Architecture. In 1934 Robertson graduated and moved to Athens as a student of the British School, under the direction of the archaeologist Humfry Payne.
Cambridge University numismatist and classical scholar. Seltman's father was Ernest John Seltman who instilled in the younger Seltman an enthusiasm for ancient Greece and Greek numismatics. Seltman was educated at Berkhamsted School. During World War I he served with the Suffolk Regiment in France. He married Isabel Dane (d. 1935) in 1917. He entered Queen's College, Cambridge, the following year, graduating with honors in Classical archaeology in 1922. Seltman continued study at the British School in Athens for the 1922-1923 session under the directorship of Alan J. B. Wace (1879-1957).
Father of the monographic treatment of architecture; architectural historian and Cambridge professor of engineering. Willis' father, Robert Darling Willis (1760-1821), was the royal physician during George III's insanity and a Cambridge professor. The man never married the mother(s) of his children and Willis' is unknown. As a child, he demonstrated a facility with mechanics and, after private tutoring, entered Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge in 1821. He received his B. A. in 1826 and M.A. In 1829. Ordained a priest at Ely in 1827, he worked at Downing College in the 1830s.
Museum director; key figure in the decriminalization of homosexuality in England in 1960’s. Winter was the son of Carl Winter and his wife Ethel Hardy (Winter). He attended Xavier College (Victoria, Australia, a prep school) before entering Newman College, University of Melbourne.