Duell, Prentice, 1894-1960.

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Architect, archaeologist. Educated at Harvard (MAR, 1924). Field director of Sakkarah Expedition in Egypt (1930-1936). Research fellow at Fogg Art Museum, Harvard (1939-1960).

From the description of Papers of Prentice Van Walbeck Duell, 1894-1960 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 229474739

Sources: Harvard Alumni Directory, Harvard Quinquennial Catalogue, and NCAB 44:226-7 (1962).

  • 1894: Born, New Albany, Indiana, August 17, 1894
  • 1916: A.B., University of California
  • 1916 - 17 : Research on Spanish mission architecture in Southwest
  • 1917: A.M., University of Arizona
  • 1917: Enlisted in aviation section, U.S. Army
  • 1919: Studied architecture an Paris
  • 1920 - 21 : Continued research in Southwest and in Sonora, Mexico
  • 1921 - 22 : Instructor in history of architecture at University of Illinois
  • 1923 - 25 : Awarded Charles Eliot Norton fellowship to the American School of Classical Studies at Athens, Greece. At the same time he was architect at the excavations at Nemea, Philius, and Corinth.
  • 1924: M.Arch., Harvard University, and registered as Architect in New York City in 1924.
  • 1923 - 25 : Visiting fellow at American Academy in Rome, Italy
  • 1925 - 26 : Assistant professor of ancient architecture at University of Cincinnati
  • 1926 - 27 : Professor of ancient architecture at University of Cincinnati
  • 1927 - 29 : Lecturer in classical archeology at Bryn Mawr
  • 1929: Leave of absence to study Etruscan tomb painting of 5th century B.C. at Tarquinia, Italy. At same time a fellow of Guggenheim Found. to copy in color the best-preserved paintings of that period
  • 1929 - 30 : Professor of classical archeology at Bryn Mawr
  • 1930: Field director of expedition to Sakkarah pyramids (fifteen miles south of Cairo) for the Oriental Instit. of the Univ. of Chicago
  • 1931 - 36 : Sakkarah Expedition in Egypt. Simultaneously held appointment as non-resident associate professor of ancient Mediterranean art in the department of oriental languages and literature, Univ. of Chicago
  • 1937 - 39 : Research in London and Vienna
  • 1939 - 60 : Research fellow in Etruscan art at the William Hayes Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University
  • 1960: Died, Boston, Mass, April 16, 1960.

From the guide to the Papers of Prentice Van Walbeck Duell, 1894-1960., (Fine Arts Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University)

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creatorOf Papers of Prentice Van Walbeck Duell, 1894-1960. Fine Arts Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn Fogg Art Museum. Archives of the Fogg Art Museum, 1895-1985 (inclusive). Harvard University Art Museum
referencedIn Forbes, Edward Waldo, 1873-1969. Papers, 1867-2005. Harvard University Art Museum
creatorOf Duell, Prentice, 1894-1960. Papers of Prentice Van Walbeck Duell, 1894-1960 (inclusive). Harvard University, Fine Arts Library
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Place Name Admin Code Country
Italy
Subject
Archaeology
Painting, Italian
Etruscans
Architecture, Ancient
Occupation
Architect
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Birth 1894

Death 1960

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