Vassar faculty member from 1931 to 1968 known for lectures on 14th and 15th century Italian painters; led Vassar College wartime defense program during WWII. Barber was raised in Chicago, IL. She graduated with a B.A. from Bryn Mawr in philosophy and psychology while she studying under famed medievalist and art historian Georgiana Goddard King. She received an M.A. in art history from Radcliffe in medieval sculpture and Renaissance painting, continuing graduate work at Radcliffe until 1931.
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Americanist and art magazine editor; infamous for his anti-modernist stance on American art. Boswell's father Peyton Boswell, Sr. (1879-1936), was an art columnist for the New York Tribune and later founder of the magazine Art Digest. His mother was Bessie Boswell. Boswell attended Rutgers graduating in 1926. The same year, his father founded the journal Art Digest. The younger Boswell worked as a sports journalist in Santa Fe, NM. In 1929 he returned to assumed the assistant art editor position at the Art Digest.
Director of the Los Angeles County Museum, 1946-1951. Breasted was the son of James Henry Breasted (1865-1935), the Egyptologist who founded the University of Chicago's Oriental Institute. At age fourteen, together with his father and older brother, he was one of the first to enter the recently opened tomb of Tutankhamen ("King Tut"), negotiating the inner chambers first because of his youthful size.
Medievalist art historian, University of Chicago professor 1989-2002. Camille was the son of Marcel and Mavis Camille, a working-class couple in Yorkshire. A brilliant child, he was noticed by an English teacher at a time when England was loosening up its thinking of who could be college material.
Early art historian at Oberlin College. Capps' father was a Princeton University classicist and director of the American School of Classical Studies in Athens, Edward Capps, Sr. (1866-1950). The younger Capps was born while his father was on the faculty of the fledgling University of Chicago. From his father he learned a devotion to languages and classical studies. After receiving his A.B. from Princeton in 1924, he continued to Harvard University for his master's degree, receiving both that and the Princeton M.F.A., which scholars of art history were granted, in 1927.
Historian of 18th-century French art and prime exponent of the "New Art History" in the United States. Crow was raised in the suburbs of Chicago, Illinois. As a teenager, he moved with his family to San Diego, California in 1961. He entered Pomona College, Pomona, CA, graduating with a B. A. graduating magna cum laude in 1969. He continued graduate work at the University of California, Los Angeles with an M.A. in 1975 and Ph.D. in 1978. His classmates included another Marxist-approach art student and later art historian, Serge Guilbaut.
Modernist and Medievalist art historian at Harvard. Deknatel attended the Lawrenceville School in Lawrenceville, N. J., before graduating from Princeton in History in 1928 where the lectures of Charles Rufus Morey greatly impressed him. He entered Harvard Law School but changed his mind, switching to the Graduate school of Arts and Sciences. At Harvard, Deknatel studied under both A. Kingsley Porter and Chandler R. Post who suggested his dissertation topic on Spanish art to him.
University of Chicago professor; French baroque art scholar. Dowley graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Princeton University in 1936. He entered the University of Chicago, initially studying philosophy, to which his 1941 A. M. thesis was devoted. During World War II he served as an ensign in the U.S. Navy. Between 1946-47 Dowley held a fellowship at the Institute of Fine Arts in New York, where he switched to art history, and, armed with a fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies, researched 18th-century French portraiture in Paris 1947-49.
Classicist art history professor and archaeologist. Elderkin was born in Chicago in 1879. He graduated from Darthmouth in 1902 continuing to graduate work at Johns Hopkins University. His Ph.D., was granted from Hopkins in 1906 with a dissertation topic of speech in Greek epics. He joined Princeton University in 1910, part of the founding nucleus of the University's Art and Archaeology department being developed by Charles Rufus Morey. His first book, Problems In Periclean Buildings. was published by the University in 19
Curator of medieval art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Forsyth attended the Latin School in Chicago and the Hotchkiss School in Lakeville, CT. He graduated from Princeton University in 1930 where he studied under Charles Rufus Morey. After some graduate courses in art history at Princeton, he worked the Metropolitan Museum of Art as a volunteer for the medieval collection in 1933. He joined as a full-time assistant in 1934 under curator (and later director) James Rorimer.
Editor of the Art News during the critical years of Abstract Expressionism. Frankfurter was the son of Moritz Frankfurter and Freda Heyman (Frankfurter) of Chicago. He attended the Boy's Latin School in Chicago followed by one year at Princeton University. He transferred to Humboldt University, Berlin, where he was awarded an undergraduate degree and graduate degree from the Institut für Kunstgeschichte (Institute for Art History).
Professor of art history at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and author of a standard history of art textbook. Gardner was the daughter of Charles Frederick Gardner, a tailor and Martha W. Cunningham. In 1891 the family moved to Chicago. Gardner attended Hyde Park High School before the University of Chicago. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa in, honors in Latin and Greek in 1901. She taught at Brooks Classical school in Chicago, serving as assistant principal (her sister was principal) between 1905 to 1910.
Director, Art Institute of Chicago, 1921-38. Harshe was born to William and Emily Robinson (Harshe). After graduation from the University of Missouri in 1899, he further studied art at the Art Institute of Chicago, the Art Student's League in New York, the Colorossi Academy, Paris and the Central School of Arts and Crafts in London. His media were etching and painting. In 1902 he began as a supervisor for manual arts in Columbus, Georgia, and then Instructor of Fine Arts at the University of Missouri and then assistant professor of Graphic Arts at Stanford University.
Museum curator at the Art Institute of Chicago; specialist in drawings, particularly Italian and French of the 17th and 18th centuries. Joachim was born in Göttingen in 1909 to Dr. Johannes Joachim, a librarian, and Else Gensel; his grandfather was the noted violinist Joseph Joachim. Joachim attended school at a classical Gymnasium in Göttingen, completing his abitur in 1927.
Medievalist. Kessler was the son of Ben Kessler and Bertha Kessler. He attended the University of Chicago, graduating Phi Beta Kappa with an A. B. in 1961. He continued graduate work at Princeton University as a Woodrow Wilson fellow for the 1961-1962 receiving an M.F.A., in 1963. He pursued his dissertation as a Dumbarton Oaks junior fellow, 1964-1965. His Ph.D. was awarded in 1965 with a thesis on ninth-century Bible illustration written under the eminent Byzantinist, Kurt Weitzmann.
Historian and critic of modern art; photographer. Kozloff graduated from the University of Chicago in 1953. Between 1954-1956 he served in the U.S. Army and then returning to the University of Chicago for his A. M. in 1958. He entered New York University's Institute of Fine Arts in 1959 for his Ph.D. He taught at NYU, joining the Nation as art critic in 1961 (remaining until 1968) and Art International. Kozloff was awarded a Fulbright fellowship for the, 1962-1963 year winning a Pulitzer Prize for critical writing for the same time period.
Landscape architectural historian at Dumbarton Oaks, 1972-1988. Blair was raised in Colorado Springs, CO. She earned her B.A. from Vassar College in 1946 and an M.A. from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University. She married Gregory MacDougall, changing her name at that time (later divorced). Living in Boston during the 1960s and early 1970s, she served on the Cambridge Historical Commission, co-authoring volume two of the Cambridge Architectural Survey. She was later appointed chair of the newly formed Boston Landmarks Commission. In 1970 she earned her Ph.D.
University of Chicago professor of baroque art. Maser attended the university of Michigan before entering the U.S. Army Air Corps in 1943 during World War II. He returned to the University of Chicago where he gained his master's degree in 1948 with a 157-page master's paper on Thomas Patch and Ignatius Hugford. Maser traveled to the University of Frankfurt 1949-1950 and then Florence (1950-1952) for graduate study. While writing his dissertation, he taught art history at Northwestern University before accepting a professorship in 1953 at the University of Kansas.
Maxon studied at the Cooper Union between 1934 and 1938. He received his bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan in 1941. He attended Harvard University where he received his master's degree in 1945 and Ph.D. in 1948 on the subject of Tintoretto. That year he accepted a position as director of the University of Kansas Art Museum in Lawrence, KS. In 1952 he moved to be director of the art museum at the Rhode Island School of Design. In 1959 Maxon was appointed director of fine arts at the Art Institute of Chicago, replacing Daniel Catton Rich.
University of Arizona Professor of Spanish Art; founder of the art history programs there. Quinn's family moved from Illinois to New Rochelle, NY as a child where he was raised. After graduation from George School in Newtown, PA in 1939, Quinn entered Yale University where he remained until 1943. A chance visit to Arizona made him fall in love with the climate. He switched to the University of Arizona, married Jacqueline Strawn in 1944, and earned his B.A. the following year. He joined the faculty there that same year (1945), initially teaching studio art.
Classicist art historian, Professor, University of Chicago. Shelton received her Ph.D. from Columbia University in 1978, writing her dissertation on the topic that would occupy her scholarly interest during her brief life. She began her academic career as a lecturer in art history and archaeology at her alma mater. In 1975 she joined the faculty of the University of Chicago, where she served as an associate professor of art, chairman of the art department, and associate dean of the humanities division. She succumbed to cancer and died in 1990.
Dutch art and Rembrandt scholar; Director, Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, 1975-1991. Slive was born to Daniel Slive and Sonia Rapoport (Slive). He attended the University of Chicago for all his degrees, gaining his A.B., in 1943. He served in the Naval Reserve during World War II and in active duty in the Pacific Theater, 1942-1946. Following the War, he married Zoya Gregorevna Sandomirsky in 1946.
Sculptor and art lecturer at the University of Chicago and Art Institute; wrote a history of sculpture in the United States. Taft was descended from the Massachusetts Tafts, who had arrived in American in 1675. His father, Don Carlos Taft (1827-1907), was professor of geology at the University of Illinois, (then known as Illinois Industrial University). Lorado Taft studied art informally by a faculty friend of the family. Taft graduated from the University in 1879, gained an M.A. the following year, and continued study in art at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris under Augustin A.