Feild, Robert Durant, 1893-1979.

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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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creatorOf Feild, Robert Durant, 1893-1979. Robert Durant Feild papers, [ca. 1939-1972]. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Stevens, Will Henry, 1881-1949. Will Henry Stevens papers, 1907-1950. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
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associatedWith Disney, Walt, 1901-1966. person
associatedWith Newcomb College. School of Art corporateBody
associatedWith Stevens, Will Henry, 1881-1949. person
associatedWith Stokowski, Leopold, 1882-1977. person
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Birth 1893

Death 1979

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