Feild, Robert Durant, 1893-1979.

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Birth 1893
Death 1979

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Art historian, painter, educator; New Orleans, La. and Cambridge, Mass. Known as Robin Feild.

Born in England of American parents. Taught at Harvard, ca. 1934-1941, where Arthur Pope was his principal mentor, and Edward Warburg was a pupil. Pioneered in the teaching of film. Went to Hollywood in 1949; wrote THE ART OF WALT DISNEY. Involved in trying to form a teachers' union at Harvard, ca. 1940, which cost Feild, Meyer Shapiro, and other faculty members their jobs. Dean, Sophie Newcomb Art School at Tulane University, ca. 1942-1950; removed from the deanship by Logan Wilson, a conservative president, but Feild refused to resign and stayed until his retirement. Returned to Cambridge, Mass. where W.G. Constable and Fritz Pappenheim became his good friends.

From the description of Robert Durant Feild papers, [ca. 1939-1972]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122390584

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