Kennedy, Clarence

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Art historian and photographer Clarence Kennedy (1892-1972) received his PhD from Harvard in 1924. He was professor of art at Smith College from 1930-1960. He specialized in Italian Renaissance sculpture and published a series of portfolios, Studies in the history and criticism of sculpture, among other works.

  • 1892.: Born, Philadelphia. Pa., September 4, 1892.
  • 1914.: B.S., University of Pennsylvania.
  • 1915.: M.A., University of Pennsylvania.
  • 1915 - 1916. : Student at Harvard University.
  • 1920 - 1921. : Studied at American School of Classical Studies, Athens, Greece, as Charles Eliot Norton Fellow of Harvard University.
  • 1921.: Married Ruth Wedgwood Doggett, May 5, 1921.
  • 1924.: Ph.D., Harvard University.
  • 1925 - 1932. : Director of division of graduate studies in Europe for Smith College, Northampton, Mass.
  • 1930 - 1960. : Professor of art, Smith College.
  • 1932.: Visiting professor of fine arts, New York University.
  • 1938 - 1939. : Annual professor, Toledo Museum of Art.
  • 1940.: Exhibition of his photographic work at the Golden Gate Expositon, San Francisco.
  • 1943.: With Mrs. Kennedy listed monuments, art treasures and architecture in central Italy for American Council of Learned Societies to protect cultural treasures in war areas, as requested by Allied Bomber Command.
  • 1952 - 1954. : Chairman, Smith Art Department. Member, Committee on Stereo-photography of Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers.
  • 1960.: Retired after 44 years of teaching at Smith. Resident Art Historian at American Academy in Rome, first term, 1960-1961.

From the guide to the Kennedy, Clarence. Papers and photographs, 1921-1958., (Fine Arts Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University)

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creatorOf Kennedy, Clarence. Papers and photographs, 1921-1958. Fine Arts Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University.
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associatedWith Desiderio, da Settignano, 1428-1464 person
associatedWith Donatello, 1386? -1466 person
associatedWith Rossellino, Antonio, 1427-1479 person
associatedWith Verrocchio, Andrea del, 1435? -1488 person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Sculpture, Italian




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