Entries tagged with "Egyptian (ancient)"

Egyptologist and art historian. Aldred was the son of Frederick Aldred and Lillian Ethel Underwood (Aldred). After attending the Sloane School, Chelsea, he studied English at King's College, London, and then art history at the Courtauld Institute of Art. While a student, he met Howard Carter (1874-1939), the archaeologist who discovered the Tutankhamun tomb, in 1933. He graduated from the Courtauld in 1936. In 1937 he became an assistant keeper (curator) at the Royal Scottish Museum, Edinburgh the institution he would remain for the rest of his life. He married Jessie Kennedy Morton (b.

Egyptian archaeologist; discoverer of the Nefertiti bust and expert and Old Kingdom temples. Borchardt was the son of a Jewish Berlin merchant, Hermann Borchardt (1830-1890) and Bertha Levin (Borchardt) (1835-1910). He studied architecture in Berlin between 1883-1887, intent on becoming an architect. He switched to Egyptology, training under the renowned Egyptologist Adolf Erman (1854-1937). In 1895 he joined the department of Egyptian art at the Berlin Museum. Under the auspices of the Prussian Academy of Sciences he traveled to Egypt, excavating Aswan.

Professor of Egyptian art at New York University and Egyptian Department chairman at the Brooklyn Museum. Bothmer studied Egyptology at the universities of Berlin and Bonn. In 1932 he joined the Egyptian Department of the state museums in Berlin where he remained until 1938. The Anschluss forced Bothmer to leave Nazi Germany because of his beliefs. In the United States, Bothmer initially worked for the War Department in its Office of War Information early in World War II, moving to Army Intelligence in Europe until 1946.

Egyptologist; Chief Curator of the Brussels Royal Museums of Art and History. In 1898, Capart finished his study of Law at the Free University of Brussels. He won an award for his thesis on Egyptian penal law, Droit pénal égyptien, and an abridged version of it was published in Revue de l'Université de Bruxelles (1899-1900). For further training in Egyptology, Capart attended the lessons of Alfred Wiedemann (1856-1936) at Bonn University and also visited other universities.

Egyptologist. Became embroiled in the primitivism controversy with Carl Einstein in 1915.

Curator of the department of Egyptology, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Married Helen Hawthorn Maule (Hayes).

Founder of the departments of Egyptian art for both the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. In 1905, while excavating for the Boston Museum of Fine Arts in Egypt, he met William M. Laffan the collector and friend of the financier and collector J. P. Morgan (1837-1913). Morgan, chairman of the Metropolitan Museum of Art's board of directors, was interested in forming an Egyptian Department similar to the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Laffan's approval of Lythgoe convinced Morgan to hire him away from Boston.

Egyptologist, developer of the Cairo Museum and author of popular books on Egyptian art. Maspero was born to parents of Milanese extraction. As a young man he studied hieroglyphics école Normale in Paris. He met the French conservator of Egyptian monuments for the Egyptian Pasha, Auguste Mariette (1821-1881) in 1867, demonstrating his skill by successfully translating some recently discovered fragments. Maspero was appointed a répétiteur(teacher) of Egyptian language and archeology at the école Pratique des Hautes études in 1869.

Wrote the Great Centuries of Painting (Skira) volume on Egyptian art (1954).

Professor of Early Christian Art and Coptic Art, Catholic Priest. After his ordination, in 1958, Van Moorsel served for a short period as a priest in the parish of Roelofarendsveen, near Leiden. He then decided to attend the lectures of Henri Van de Waal, Professor of Art History at Leiden University. One year later he went to Rome, to study Church History at the Gregorian University.

Archaeologist and historian of Egyptian Art. Murray took great interest in both the art of ancient Egypt, and the folklore and religious practices in witchcraft. Murray’s childhood involved a considerable amount of relocating; including locations in England, India, and Germany. She would learn much from her time in these countries, either from the influence of family or instructors. The most notable moment of this exposure included a love of archaeology from her Uncle John and the mastery of the German language.

Egyptologist who wrote frequently on Egyptian art.

Egyptologist; director of the joint Museum of Fine Arts of Boston and Harvard University Egyptian excavations; curator of Egyptian art at Boston (1910-1942). Reisner was born to George Andrew Reisner and Mary Elizabeth Mason (Reisner). His father's forebears had been German immigrants. Reisner was raised in Indiana and attended Harvard University graduating with an A. B., in 1889 and an A. M. in 1891. At Harvard he received a study grant to research cuneiform at the University in Göttingené; he studied additionally under the Egyptologist Adolf Erman (1854-1937) in Berlin.

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, curator of Egyptian art, 1959-1969. Smith was the son of Louis Ferdinand and Edna Stevenson (Smith). He attended University of Chicago between 1924 and 1926 before switching to Harvard University where he gained his A. B. in 1928. He continued graduate work at Harvard. Smith participated in the joint Egyptian expedition between Harvard and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to excavate the Giza Pyramids, 1930-39, under MFA Boston curator George Andrew Reisner. Smith received his Ph.D.

Harvard Byzantinist and Egyptologist; discoverer of important mosaics at Hagia Sophia. Whittemore was the son of Joseph Whittemore, a prosperous dealer in real estate and insurance, and Elizabeth St. Clair (Whittemore). His grandfather and namesake was Thomas Whittemore (1800-1861), the famous Cambridge (MA) Universalist minister. Whittemore graduated from Tufts College in Massachusetts in 1894 with a bachelor's degree in English. He remained at his alma mater teaching English for several years and taking graduate courses at Harvard through 1898.

Founder of the Department of Ancient Near Eastern Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Wilkinson began as an assistant (copyist) to Albert M. Lythgoe in his Egyptian excavations for the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Egyptologist and Director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1932-39. Winlock came from a family of astronomers. His father was William Crawford Winlock, assistant secretary of the Smithsonian Institution and who had served at the Naval Academy Observatory in Washington, and his mother and his mother Alice (Broom) Winlock. His grandfather, Joseph Winlock, was first director of the Harvard College Observatory. Winlock developed an interest in Egyptian art at the Smithsonian Institution while his father was assistant secretary of the museum. He attended Western High School in Washgington, D.