Kubler, George, 1912-1996

Alternative names
Birth 1912-07-26
Death 1996-10-05
English, Spanish; Castilian

Biographical notes:

George A. Kubler was a noted professor of art history at Yale University from 1938 until his retirement. He was chief of the UNESCO Mission to Cuzco, Peru in 1951; and a Guggenheim fellow in Mexico, 1943-1944, and in Spain, 1952-1953. Kubler was a member of numerous learned societies and author of books and articles. He died on October 3, 1996.

From the description of George Alexander Kubler papers, 1872-2000 (inclusive). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702179440

From the guide to the George Alexander Kubler papers, 1872-2000, (Manuscripts and Archives)

George Alexander Kubler, art historian, writer and teacher, was born July 26, 1912, in Los Angeles. Professor Kubler had a distinguished career at Yale University and held visiting professorships at the University of Chicago; University of San Marcos, Lima, Peru; University of Mexico; Harvard University and University of Pennsylvania. He is a three-time recipient of the Guggenheim Fellowship. He received the Alice Davis Hitchcock Award for Architectural History, the Charles Rufus Morey Prize of the College Art Association and the Premio Jose de Figuerirede, Lisbon.

From the guide to the George Kubler Photograph Collection, 1926-1937, (University of New Mexico Center for Southwest Research)

From the guide to the George Kubler Papers, 1940, (University of New Mexico. Center for Southwest Research.)

Married Elizabeth Bushnell, art historian, 1937.

From the description of Art historian : George A. Kubler : oral history transcript / interviewed by Richard Cándida Smith and Thomas F. Reese. Completed under the auspices of the Oral History Program, University of California, Los Angeles, and the Getty Center for the History of Art and the Humanities, 1994. (University of California, Berkeley). WorldCat record id: 215070415

Art historian, writer and teacher.

From the description of Papers, 1940. (University of New Mexico-Main Campus). WorldCat record id: 32428605


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  • City planning
  • Indian art
  • City planning--Peru
  • Spanish mission buildings
  • Archaeology--Methodology
  • Architecture, Modern--19th century--New Mexico
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  • Art historians--Interviews
  • Indian art--Exhibitions
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  • Church buildings--New Mexico
  • LatinAmerica--Antiquities
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  • Spanish mission buildings--New Mexico
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  • Architecture, Spanish colonial--New Mexico
  • Earthquakes--Peru
  • Art and religion--New Mexico
  • Aztec art
  • Art and religion
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  • Architecture, Spanish colonial
  • Indians--Antiquities
  • Architecture, Modern--19th century
  • Maya art


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