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.
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Classical art historian of Greek vases at Johns Hopkins University, 1905-1947; archaeologist. Robinson was a child prodigy who earned his A. B. from the University of Chicago by age eighteen. He studied at the American School of Classical Studies in Athens (1901-1903) where he was a member of the Corinth excavation team. He also attended classes at the German universities of Halle (1902) and Berlin (1903-04). Robinson returned to Chicago, completing his Ph. D. in classics in 1904.