Canadian Architectural historian; wrote most complete study to date on Gothic vaulting systems. Acland was born in Toronto in 1917 and graduated from Syracuse University, New York, in 1942 with a B.A. in Architecture. Immediately afterwards, Acland joined the Canadian army, then fighting World War II. During his military service, which lasted from 1942 to 1945, Acland worked on the design of factories as well as with Canadian Army Photo Intelligence. Following the war he attended Harvard University where he obtained an M.A. in Philosophy in 1952.
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Director of the Walker Art Center 1951-1961; wrote a popular survey of modern art. Arnason was born to Sveinbjorn and Maria Bjarnadottir (Arnason), Icelandic immigrants to Canada. He attended the University of Manitoba for two years (1925-1927) before immigrating to the United States. There he attended Northwestern University, achieving his B.S. in 1931. In 1936 he married Elizabeth Hickox Yard and taught as an instructor. After gaining his A.M. in 1937, Arnason continued to study art at Princeton University where he was awarded an M.F.A. in 1939. He was made a naturalized citizen in 1940.
Director of several major North American art museums and Degas scholar. Boggs was the daughter of Oliver Desmond Boggs and Humia Marguerite Sutherland (Boggs). She was raised in Canada. Boggs studied at the University of Toronto, receiving her B.A. in 1942. She continued to Radcliffe College for her A.M. in 1947. She worked briefly at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts in the 1940s as well. While completing her Ph.D., she taught at Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY, as an assistant professor of art, 1948-1949 and then Mount Holyoke College, with the same rank, 1949-1952.
Director and chief curator of the Montreal Museum of Arts. Nathalie Bondil was born in Barcelona on February 19th, 1967, and raised in Morocco. She obtained her degree in museology and art history with specializations in sculpture and 19th century to modern art from the École du Louvre in 1992, before matriculating to l’Institut national du patrimoine, a French academy that trains curators and conservators, in 1994.
Scholar of Moorish and Moroccan art; librarian at the public library of Toronto. Boothe was also a member of the ALA (American Library Association) and served on its Adult Education Roundtable in the 1940s. During her life, she lived in Canada and Geneva, Switzerland.
Scholar of Renaissance art at the Center for Italian Renaissance Studies, Harvard. Borsook was the daughter of Henry Borsook (1897-1984), a renowned biochemist, and Lisl Hummel (Borsook). The year she was born, her father joined the Department of Biology at California Institute of Technology. She attended Vassar College, receiving her B.A in art history in 1949. The same year, Borsook won a competition given by Harper's Bazaar (magazine) the same year and entered New York University, Institute of Fine Arts, as a graduate student.
University of Cincinnati professor of classical art history, 1939-1985. After Boulter received his B.A. from Prince of Wales College in 1930, he continued study at Acadia University, 1933, Johns Hopkins University, 1933-1934, and the American School of Classical Studies in Athens, 1934-1935. At the American School he studied under Carl. W. Blegen (1887-1971). Excavating Troy at Blegen's direction, Boulter uncovered a Mycenaean wall and the remains of what Blegen identified as the Scaean Gate; Boulter received full credit for the discovery. Boulter was awarded his Ph.D.
Early American scholar of Chinese art, collector and procurer for American art museums; Chinese governmental adviser. Ferguson was the son of John Ferguson and Catherine Matilda Pomeroy (Ferguson). His father was a Methodist minister and his mother a schoolteacher. The family traveled frequently because of the father's work. Ferguson attended Albert College in Ontario, Canada and then Boston University, where he graduated in 1886. He was ordained in the Methodist Episcopal church shortly thereafter and, in 1887, married Mary Elizabeth Wilson.
Early and prominent feminist art historian in the revision of art history of the late 20th century. Pollock's parents were Alan Winston Seten Pollock and Kathleen Alexandra Sinclair Pollock. She grew up in South Africa until she was seven when her family moved to Canada in 1956. As a teenager her family relocated again Britain in 1962. In 1967, Pollock entered Oxford University, graduating with honors in modern history in 1970. She continued at the Courtauld Institute between 1970 and 1972. Pollock embraced activist feminism, becoming active in the Women's Art History Collective.
french late Gothic ("gothic tardif") architecture; "flamboyant" style
Curator of textiles, Metropolitan Museum of Art and part of the "Monuments Men" group of World War II. Standen was the daughter of Captain Robert Standen, a British Army officer stationed in Nova Scotia, and an American mother, granddaughter to Nathan Appleton (1779-1861), a Massachusetts textile mill founder. She was raised and educated in Ireland and England, graduating with a degree in English from Oxford Somerville College in 1926.