Entries tagged with "St. Louis, MO, USA"

UCLA professor of art history, patronage scholar of Marxist methodology; political activist. Boime's father was Max Boime, a salesman, and his mother Dorothy Rubin (Boime), both eastern European Jewish immigrants. His father worked in the Brooklyn naval yards during World War II. The younger Boime, his interest in art stemming from cartooning, joined the U.S. Army in 1955 and was stationed in Germany. After discharge in 1958, he entered the University of California, Los Angeles, B.A., graduating in 1961. He continued to Columbia University, receiving his M.A., in 1963.

Harvard Professor of Fine Arts and Director of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1935-1954. Edgell was the son of George Stephen Edgell (d. 1915), a banker, whose New England lineage traced back to 1636. His mother was Isabella Wallace Corbin (Edgell). Edgell entered Harvard University, receiving his B.A. in 1909 magna cum laude in the new area of history and literature (interdisciplinary studies), focusing on the Renaissance.

Pioneer modernist art historian of Chicago; first woman curator of European Art and Sculpture at the Art Institute of Chicago, 1954-59. Woolf was the daughter of Morris Woolf and Olga Weiner (Woolf). Her father, a British-born Jewish silk importer and distant relation to the publisher and author Leonard Woolf (1880-1969), moved from the family home of St. Louis to Chicago in 1909. She was raised in Chicago. While traveling with her family in Europe in 1914, she contracted polio, spending the subsequent years in a body brace.

Architectural historian of Bernini and the late antique era; New York University and Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton scholar. Lavin studied under Horst Woldemar Janson at Washington University, St. Louis, graduating with a B.A., 1949. His graduate teaching assistant for his first art-history course was Marilyn Aronberg Lavin, whom he later married. He continued graduate work at Cambridge University, 1948-49 and then New York University, where he received his M.A. in 1952 under Richard Krautheimer.

Piero Della Francesca and quattrocento art scholar. Aronberg was the daughter of Charles Aronberg and Blanch Silverstone (Aronberg). Aronberg attended Washington University, St. Louis, MO in under Horst Woldemar Janson, graduating in 1947. She continued her M.A. in 1949 under Janson, who himself was still pursuing his Ph. D. at Harvard. While a graduate assistant in art history for the 1949-1950 year, she met Irving Lavin, a student in her class taking his first art history course.