Entries tagged with "English (culture or style)"

Architectural historian; published first standard work on the English Gothic. Bond was educated at King Edward's Grammar School, London and Lincoln College, Oxford. He lectured, mostly on Gothic architecture at the Oxford University extension Delegacy, beginning in 1893. He retired in 1914. He was headmaster of the Hull and East Riding College.Bond was more of a serious scholar than T. Francis Bumpus. His work lacks the charm of Edward S. Prior (Watkin).

wrote standard work on English Romanesque art

Art critic and art historian; popularizer of modern art in England. He was born in Prague, Czechoslovakia, which is present-day Prague, Czech Republic. Hodin's father, Edouard David Hodin, was a German Jew working in Czechoslovakia as a photographer at the time of his son's birth. His mother was Rose Klug (Hodin). At his father's insistence, Hodin studied law at Charles University, Prague, graduating with a J.D., in 1924. He never practiced, however, entering the Art Academy of Dresden in 1931 and the Art Academy of Berlin studying art, 1932-1933.

Scholar of eighteenth-century English furniture and decorative arts. Jourdain was the daughter of an impoverished cleric, Reverend Francis Jourdain of Ashburne, Derbyshire. She and her sister, Eleanor, were required to be independent and on their own early in life. Eleanor became principal of a girl's school and then St. Hugh's College, Oxford. Margaret supported herself throughout her life by writing on art. In 1908, Jourdain came to the rescue of a former pupil of her sister's boarding school, Joan Evans.

Keeper of the Department of Paintings at the Victoria and Albert Museum, and a leading authority on miniatures and early English water-colours. Under his guidence, the Future Director of the Fitzwilliam Museum, Carl Winter, trained.

Scholar of English illuminated manuscripts and Keeper of Manuscripts, British Museum,1944-47. Millar's parents were George Millar (d. 1889) and Edith Antsey (Millar). He was the nephew of Thomas Anstey Guthrie (1856-1934), a cartoonist for Punch. Millar was educated at Charterhouse and Corpus Christi College, Oxford. His uncle's friends included a bicycled riding companion, the manuscript scholar Montague Rhodes James (1862-1936). Guthrie, who went by the name of Antsey, convinced James to give his nephew an appointment at the British Museum, Department of Manuscripts in 1912.

Architectural historian and architect; coiner of the term "Norman" for English Romanesque architecture. Rickman hailed from a large Quaker family. His father, Joseph Rickman (1749-1810) a surgeon and apothecary, and mother Sarah Neave Rickman (1747-1809), ardent Quakers, disallowed a university education or an interest in the arts, which they considered frivolous. Instead, his father trained him also to be an apothecary and surgeon. By 1800 his studies were completed in London and briefly practiced in Lewes, Sussex.

Architectural historian, wrote Some Account of Domestic Architecture in England, later completed by John Henry Parker.

Historian of Roman baroque and English art; director of the National Galleries of Scotland. Waterhouse was the son of P. Leslie Waterhouse, an architect and architectural writer born in Tasmania. He educated at the Marlborough School, where he met fellow student Anthony Blunt, two years younger than he, and New College in Oxford.

Architectural historian of the English Gothic; head of the Monuments and Fine Arts section of the Control Commission during World War II. Webb was the son of John Racker Webb, Elizabeth Hodgson Fairbank (Webb). He was educated at Birkenhead School. During World War I he volunteered in the Royal Navy from 1917 to 1919. He entered Magdalene College, Cambridge, in 1919 where he read English, graduating in 1921. Webb moved to London after graduation where he met many of the Bloomsbury group, including the art historian and critic Roger Fry.

Historian of liturgical and Anglo-Saxon illuminated medieval painting; paleographer. Wormald was born into a family of wool merchants in West Riding, Yorkshire. He studied at Eton and then Cambridge University where he read history at Magdalene College. His B.A. was taken in 1925. In 1927 he was appointed an Assistant Keeper in the Department of Manuscripts of the British Museum. The first of his three fundamental works on calendars, English Kalendars before A.D. 1100 I appeared in 1934, and the second, English Benedictine Kalendars after A.D. 1100 I in 1936.

Courtauld Institute of Art medievalist, particularly English Romanesque. Zarnecki's father, Zygmunt Zarnecki, was a Polish Jew converted to Catholicism working as a civil engineer in Russia at the time of Zarnecki's birth; his mother was Russian, Julia Wolszczan (Zarnecki). He was born in Stara Osota, Russia, which is present-day Stara Ochata, Warsaw, Poland. The younger Zarnecki attended Cracow University, Poland, where he worked as a junior assistant in the Art History Institute, 1936-1939, earning an M.A. in 1938. Zarnecki taught at the University of Cracow until 1939.