Interviews with art historians


Interviews with art historians


Transcripts, audio recordings, and computer disks preserve interviews with contemporary art historians, archaeologists, bibliographers, and selected key individuals from the J. Paul Getty Trust.

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Getty Research Institute (corporateBody)

Administrative History The Getty Research Institute (GRI) is dedicated to the study of the visual arts, approaching the topic from broad historical and cultural perspectives. The GRI's goals are to promote innovative scholarship in the arts and humanities, to bridge traditional academic boundaries, and to provide a unique environment for research, critical inquiry, and debate. The GRI is an operating program of the J. Paul Getty Trust, an international cultural and philanthropic organization se...

Brown, Jean, 1911-1994 (person)

Jean Brown was born in Brooklyn, New York, 20 December 1911. Her father, Irving Levy, was a rare book dealer. During the Depression Brown worked in a library in Springfield, Massachusetts where she was trained in library cataloging. Brown amassed a significant and rich body of materials by many of the most influential and challenging artists of the 20th century. The initial inspiration for the collection was provided by Dada painters and poets: an anthology, 1951, edited by Robert Motherwell....


Boardman, John, 1927-.... (person)

Kitzinger, Ernst, 1912- (person)

Biographical/Historical Note Ernst Kitzinger, an art historian specializing in Byzantine, early Christian, and early medieval art, was born in Munich, Germany on December 27, 1912. He wrote and lectured on a wide variety of artistic media, but is perhaps best known for his scholarship on Byzantine mosaics. The diverse research topics that make up his life's work are informed by the premise that form has meaning and that changes in form and st...

Barocchi, Paola (person)

Coolidge, John, 1913-1995 (person)

Coolidge earned his Harvard AB in 1935. He was the director of the Fogg Art Museum from 1948-1968. From the description of Notes in Fine Arts 1c and 1d, 1931-1932. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 77075975 From the description of Notes in History 1, 1931-1932. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 77075976 Coolidge, John, 1913, Educator and director of the Fogg Art Museum, 1948-1968. From the description of Oral history interview with John C...

Lewis, Samella S. (person)

Samella S. Lewis (1924- ), African American artist, author, and educator. She received her B.A. at Hampton University and her M.A. and PhD in fine arts and art history at Ohio State University. She has taught at Florida A&M University, State University of New York, and Scripps College. Lewis is the founder of the International Review of African American Art and the Museum of African American Arts. From the description of Samella S. Lewis papers. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 660...

Nochlin, Linda. (person)

Linda Nochlin (1931-) is a professor of art history in New York, N.Y. James McElhinney (1952-) is an artist, writer and educator in New York, N.Y. From the description of Oral history interview with Linda Nochlin, 2010 Jun. 9-30. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 669913427 ...

Haskell, Francis, 1928-2000 (person)

Lee, Sherman E (person)

Fluxus (Group of artists) (corporateBody)

Fluxus is an international and interdisciplinary group of artists, composers, designers and poets that took shape in the 1960s and 1970s, founded by artist Willem de Ridder. Dutch gallerist and art critic Harry Ruhé describes Fluxus as "the most radical and experimental art movement of the sixties". Fluxus is known for experimental contributions to different artistic media and disciplines. Fluxus is also known for generating art forms that were new when Fluxus artists created them. These art for...

Ridgway, Brunilde Sismondo, 1929-.... (person)

Kubler, Elizabeth (person)

Heckscher, Roxanne (person)

Baxandall, Michael (person)

Williams, Harold Marvin, 1928- (person)

Smyth, Craig Hugh (person)

Faison, S. Lane (Samson Lane), 1907-2006 (person)

S. Lane Faison (1907-2006) was an art historian of Williamstown, Mass. From the description of Oral history interview with S. Lane Faison, 1981 Dec. 14. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 710018659 S. Lane (Samson Lane) Faison, Jr., born Washington, D.C. 16 November 1907; died Williamstown, Mass. 11 November 2006; Williams College Class of 1929; member of the Williams College Art Department, 1936-1976, chair of the Department, 1940-1970; Director of the Williams College Museum o...

University of California, Los Angeles. Oral History Program (corporateBody)

J. Paul Getty Trust (corporateBody)

The J. Paul Getty Trust is a not-for-profit institution, educational in purpose and character, that focuses on the visual arts in all of their dimensions. As of 2011 the Trust supports and oversees four programs: the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Getty Foundation, the Getty Conservation Institute, and the Getty Research Institute. The J. Paul Getty Trust and Getty programs serve a varied audience from two locations: the Getty Center in Los Angeles and the Getty Villa near Malibu, Calif...

Herrmann, Wolfgang, 1899-1995 (person)

English architectural historian born in Germany. From the description of Wolfgang Herrmann papers, 1924-1991. (Getty Research Institute). WorldCat record id: 79889375 ...

Mongan, Agnes (person)

Agnes Mongan, art historian, curator and director at Fogg Art Museum. From the description of Oral history interview with Agnes Mongan, 1979 June 19-Aug. 30. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 657039442 From the description of Agnes Mongan interviews, 1979 June 19-Aug. 30. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 646397418 b. 1905, Somerville, Mass.; d. Sept. 15, 1996, Cambridge, Mass. From the description of Artist file : miscellaneous uncataloged material. (Museum o...

Weitzmann, Kurt, 1904-1993 (person)

Weitzmann left his native Germany in 1935 for Princeton where he spent the remainder of his life, at the Institute for Advanced Study as a permanent member (1935-1972) and as a professor in Princeton University's Dept. of Art and Archaeology (1945-1972). Weitzmann was also a visiting professor at Yale University and the University of Bonn, and he was associated with the Dumbarton Oaks Center for Byzantine Studies. His areas of scholarship included the history of Byzantin...

Wittkower, Margot (person)

Pollock, Griselda (person)

Hamilton, George Heard. (person)

Art historian, museum director and author. From the description of George Hamilton Heard autograph [manuscript], no date. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 664830249 George Heard Hamilton was born in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, on June 23, 1910. He received a B.A. (1932), an M.A. (1934), and a Ph.D. (1942) from Yale University. He taught art history at Yale from 1936 until 1966, and was the curator of modern art at the Yale University Art Gallery from 1940 to 1966. ...

Edelstein, J. M. (Jerome Melvin), 1924-1996 (person)

Jerome Mevin "J. M." Edelstein, was a bibliographer and librarian. Born in Baltimore, he was a son of Russian and Polish immigrants. Edelstein graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Johns Hopkins University and received a master's degree in library science from the University of Michigan. He studied at the University of Florence in Italy under a Fulbright Fellowship and sponsorship of the Italian government. He was the librarian for UCLA, chief librarian for the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C...

Himmelmann, Nikolaus, 1929-.... (person)

Kubler, George, 1912-1996 (person)

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 gui...

Von Bothmer, Dietrich, 1918-2009 (person)

Chairman of the Dept. of Greek and Roman Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. From the description of Oral history interwiew with Dietrich Von Bothmer, 1994 May 10 - July 27. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 86093885 ...

Held, Julius S. (Julius Samuel), 1905-2002 (person)

The American art historian Julius Samuel Held (1905-2002) was renowned for his scholarship in 16th- and 17th-century Dutch and Flemish art, and an authority on the works of Peter Paul Rubens, Anthony van Dyck, and Rembrandt. Educated in pre-war Germany, Held emigrated in 1934 to the United States where he pursued an academic career at Barnard College, Columbia University. Held also lectured and taught at other colleges and art institutions in the United States. From the description o...

Steinberg, Leo (person)

Biographical/Historical Note Leo Steinberg, art historian, critic, lecturer and professor, was born in Russia in 1920 and lived in Berlin and London before emigrating to the United States in 1938. After studying at the Slade School of Art in London, he entered the Institute of Fine Arts at New York University in the mid-1950s (Ph.D., 1960), where he studied art and architecture with historians Harry Bober, Richard Krautheimer, Karl Lehmann, W...

Tafuri, Manfredo (person)

Hoffmann, Herbert (person)

Heckscher, William S. (William Sebastian), 1904-1999 (person)

William S. Heckscher was a German-born art historian and artist who came to Duke in 1966 to become chairman of the Art and Art History Department. He served in that capacity until 1969. He was director of Duke University Museum of Art from 1970 to 1974. From the description of Papers, 1966-1974. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 229107318 ...

Simson, Otto Georg von, 1912-.... (person)

Otto Georg von Simson (1912-1993), historian of medieval and Renaissance art and architecture, served on the faculties of the University of Chicago's Department of Art and Committee on Social Thought from 1945-1957. Born to a distinguished German family of Jewish and Catholic heritage, Simson grew up in the home of his grandfather, the chemist and industrialist Franz Oppenheim. Simson studied art history in Freiburg, Berlin, and Munich; his dissertation on Rubens, Zur Ge...

Harrison, Evelyn B. (Evelyn Byrd) (person)

Lehmann, Phyllis Williams, 1912-2004 (person)

Argan, Giulio Carlo (person)

Wittmann, Otto, 1911-2001 (person)

Otto Wittman, 1911-2001, museum director and consultant of Toledo, Ohio. From the description of Oral history interview with Otto Wittmann, 1981 Oct. 25. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 646397653 Director of the Toledo (Ohio) Museum of Art during World War II, Otto Wittmann served as a member of the Art Looting Investigation unit of the Office of Strategic Services (OSS), within the U.S. War Department. The Art Looting Investigation unit was authorized as a project of the OSS...

Renfrew, Colin, 1937-.... (person)

Colin Renfrew is an eminent British archaeologist, whose career began in 1962 when he graduated from St John's College, Cambridge where he had read Archaeology and Anthropology. His PhD thesis "Neolithic and Bronze Age cultures of the Cyclades and their external relations" was completed in 1965. He was appointed lecturer in the Department of Prehistory and Archaeology at the University of Sheffield and in 1968 was elected a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries. Between 1...

Cándida Smith, Richard (person)

Proske, Beatrice Gilman, 1899- (person)

Grabar, Oleg. (person)

Art historian. From the description of Miscellaneous papers, 1939-1971. (Getty Research Institute). WorldCat record id: 82837509 ...

Thompson, Homer A. (person)

Englander, Nancy (person)

Vermeule, Cornelius C. (Cornelius Clarkson), 1925-2008 (person)

Buchthal, Hugo, 1909-1996 (person)

Sekler, Eduard F. (Eduard Franz) (person)