Entries tagged with "Oberlin, OH, USA"

Professor of Art at the College of Wooster, feminist and Byzantine art historian, and former director of the college’s museum. Thalia Gouma-Peterson was born in Athens, Greece in November, 1933 to Sophia Bitzanis and Lambros Groumas. She attended Arsakeion, Athens and Pierce College, Helleniko for her elementary and secondary education, respectively. She received her junior college diploma from Pierce College in 1952. Following this, Gouma-Peterson came to the United States as a Fullbright scholar. She attended Mills College from 1952 to 1957, receiving both her B.A. and M.A.

Oberlin College professor of art history (1945-1977) and early academic exponent of modern art. Johnson was the daughter of Jacob Augustus Johnson, a hotel operator, and Hulda Headlund Johnson. She was raised in Warren, PA. Johnson entered Oberlin College as an undergraduate, receiving her bachelor's degree in 1933 and her master's degrees in art history in 1935. She never completed a Ph.D., despite additional study at Columbia University, Uppsala University in Stockholm, and the Sorbonne, Paris.

Architectural historian, architect and museum director at Oberlin College. Ward was the son of the infamous investment swindler Ferdinand Ward (1851-1925) and Ella Champion Green (Ward) (1852-1890). His father was sentenced to Sing Sing prison in 1885 when Ward was one. The two were estranged;  after his mother’s death when Ward was six, Ward inherited the estate. His father attempted to gain control of the Ward’s trust after his release in 1895, kidnapped the boy at one point and later sued him as an adult, all to no avail.