(b Paris, 15 Nov. 1912; d Paris, 18 July 1990). The best-known French art historian of his generation. For most of his career he taught at the Sorbonne, Paris, but his activities extended into various fields outside the university. His scholarly publications were mainly on Renaissance art, but he wrote on a wide range of subjects and reached a large popular audience through regular articles in the newspaper Le Monde.
From The Oxford Dictionary of Art in Oxford Reference.