Entries tagged with "Madison, WI, USA"

Spanish studies scholar; founded the department of Art and the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Hagen's father was a German, Nestor William Hagen and his mother, Ellen Marion Owen-Snow (Hagen), a British subject. His father worked in the United States as one of the early members of the New York Symphony Orchestra and was later naturalized. The younger Hagen attended grammar schools in Weisbaden and Ihlfeldt before entering college. Hagen studied music and music composition under Carl Schuricht and in Berlin at the Königliche Hochschule für Musik under Engelbert Humperdinck.

Columbia University professor of Italian Baroque art; documentary and psychoanalytic approach; connoisseur. Hibbard's father was the distinguished professor of agricultural economics at the University of Wisconsin, Benjamin H. Hibbard (1870-1955). The younger Hibbard graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1949, receiving an M. A. in 1952. Hibbard attended Harvard University where Rudolf Wittkower exerted a significant influence on him. Hibbard received his doctorate in 1958, writing his dissertation on the Palazzo Borghese. He married Shirley Griffith.

Specialist in ancient art, particularly appearance of women in ancient Roman sculpture. Smiles studied at Bryn Mawr and the University of Berlin where she received her Ph.D. in 1954 from the Semitic scholar Nesnores Eel (1907-1985). Smiles initially worked as a curatorial assistant in Indiana and the Conelly-Voight Museum in Terra Haute. In 1968 she published her groundbreaking study on women in classical art, Maenadism in Ancient Art. Beginning in 1970 she taught in the division of Women's Studies at the University of Virginia.