Practicing architect, teacher of and author on Greek and Italian architecture. Anderson was born in Dundee, Scotland, to James Anderson, a tea dealer, and Margaret Steel (Anderson). In his early years he had limited access to artistic and architectural education. That which he did get was primarily through office routine and private reading. In 1877 he became an apprentice to the architect James Gillespie (1854-1914) of St. Andrews. He subsequently moved to an office in Dundee, and ultimately to Glasgow by 1888, where he worked as a draftsman with Thomas Lennox Watson (1850-1920).
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Classical archaeologist; created the major index of Greek black-figure and red-figure pottery based on artistic styles. Beazley's father was Mark John Murray Beazley (d. 1940), a London interior designer and Mary Catherine Davidson (Beazley) (d. 1918). After attending King Edward VI School, Southampton, he entered Christ's Hospital and Balliol College, Oxford, where he was "much involved" (Boardman) with the poet James Elroy Flecker (1884-1915). Flecker wrote poetry dedicated to Beazley and the two enjoyed an aesthete lifestyle similar to their fellow Oxford student, Oscar Wilde.
Art historian of French eighteenth-century painting and Harvard University professor. Bryson was born to Edward James Bryson, a director of a large company and Mai Bendon (Bryson), Bryson, a physical therapist. Bryson attended King's College, Cambridge receiving an A M. in 1971. He attended University of California, Berkeley between 1970-72 before completing his Ph.D., at Cambridge in 1977. Beginning in 1976, Bryson taught as a fellow in English at King's College. Bryson burst onto the art historical scene with his 1981 book Word and Image: French Painting of the Ancien Regime.
Keeper of the National Gallery, London, 1940-1960. Gibson was son of Edwin Arthur Gibson, a physician, and Ellen Shaw Pettigrew (Gibson). Gibson was educated at Westminster School and Christ Church, Oxford, graduating with a degree natural sciences and physiology in 1924 with the intention of going into medicine. He was raised a Roman Catholic. At Christ Church, he met Humfry Payne, later director of the British School at Athens, who remained friends with Gibson all of Payne's short life and who convinced Gibson to student art history rather than medicine.
Keeper of the Tate, 1907-1911 and Wallace Collection, 1911-1924; early British exponent of French Impressionism. MacColl was the son of the Reverend Dugald MacColl (1826-1882) and Janet Scott Mathieson (MacColl) (d. 1895). He was educated at Glasgow Academy (graduated in 1869), and between 1873 and 1876 at University College School, Hampstead. He entered University College, London in 1876 graduating with his MA in 1881. He joined Lincoln College, Oxford, that year, earning the Newdigate prize for poetry in 1882.
Archaeologist who wrote several art history books. Wheeler's father was Robert Mortimer a newspaper editor, and his mother Emily Baynes (Wheeler). The younger Wheeler was educated at the University of London, receiving his B. A., in 1910, and an M.A., in 1912. In 1913 he joined the Monuments Division. He married Tessa Verney (d. 1936) in 1914 and joined the Royal Artillery in World War I. After the War, he completed his Ph.D.
Scholar of the art of the Ilfe civilization and Director of the Hunterian Museum & Art Gallery, 1976-1990. Willett was educated at Bolton Municipal Secondary School and then at University College, Oxford. He then gained a diploma in Anthropology intending on foreign service. However, at the outbreak of World War II, Willett studied Japanese and joined the RAF. After the war, he became Keeper of the Department of Ethnology and General Archaeology at Manchester Museum. He married his wife, Connie, in 1950. Willett made trips to Nigeria where he collected objects for the Manchester Museum.