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Abramsky, Chimen (1916–2010), bookseller and historian

Steven J. Zipperstein.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online April 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Art Education; Education; History. 1596 words.

Abramsky, Chimen (1916–2010), bookseller and historian, was born on 16 September 1916 in Smalyavichy, near Minsk, Russia, the third of four sons of Yehezkel Abramsky (1886–1976), rabbinic...

Aglionby, William (1641–1705), diplomat and writer on art

Henry Summerson.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online September 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Art Education; Diplomatic History; International Relations. 1306 words.

Aglionby, William (1641–1705), diplomat and writer on art, was born in the summer of 1641, the second son of George Aglionby (d. 1643), who died shortly after being appointed dean of...

Aldred, Cyril (1914–1991), Egyptologist and art historian

T. G. H. James.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Art Education. 989 words.

Aldred, Cyril (1914–1991), Egyptologist and art historian, was born on 19 February 1914 at 41 Beltran Road, Fulham, London, the fifth of the six children of Frederick Aldred, a civil...

Anderson, William (1842–1900), anatomist and writer on art

Thomas Seccombe.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Art Education; Medicine and Health; Education. 796 words.

Anderson, William (1842–1900), anatomist and writer on art, was born on 18 December 1842 in London at the Eldon Arms, Queen Square, the son of William Henry Anderson, licensed victualler,...

Armstrong, Sir Walter (1849–1918), museum director and art historian

Kenneth Garlick.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Art Education; Art; Museums, Libraries, and Information Sciences. 953 words.

Armstrong, Sir Walter (1849–1918), museum director and art historian, was born at Hawick, Roxburghshire, on 7 February 1849, the elder of the two sons and three daughters of Walter...

Ashmole, Bernard (1894–1988), archaeologist and art historian

John Boardman.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Archaeology; Art Education. 985 words.

Ashmole, Bernard (1894–1988), archaeologist and art historian, was born on 22 June 1894 in Ilford, Essex, the youngest in a family of two sons and three daughters of William Ashmole,...

Aslin, Elizabeth Mary (1923–1989), art historian and administrator

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Art Education; Political Institutions; Public Administration. 4 words.

See Aslin, Charles Herbert

Barr, Alfred Hamilton, Jr.

Hellmut Wohl.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Art Education; Conservation, Preservation, and Care of Artworks; Museums, Libraries, and Information Sciences. 2343 words.

Barr, Alfred Hamilton, Jr. (28 January 1902–15 August 1981), museum official and art historian, was born in Detroit, Michigan, the son of Alfred Hamilton Barr, Sr., a Presbyterian minister,...

Baur, John I. H.

Julie Mellby.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Art Education; Conservation, Preservation, and Care of Artworks; Museums, Libraries, and Information Sciences. 1025 words.

Baur, John I. H. (09 August 1909–15 May 1987), museum director, curator, and art scholar, was born John Ireland Howe Baur in Woodbridge, Connecticut, the son of Paul V. C. Baur, a Yale...

Beckett, Ronald Brymer (1891–1970), administrator in India and art historian

Elisabeth Beckett.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism; Art Education; Art. 1077 words.

Beckett, Ronald Brymer (1891–1970), administrator in India and art historian, was born on 17 January 1891 in Micklefield Terrace, Rawdon, Yorkshire, the son of James Robertson Beckett...

Beit, Sir Otto John, first baronet (1865–1930), financier, philanthropist, and art connoisseur

Maryna Fraser.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Banking; Financial Aspects of Art; Art Education; Art. 1214 words.

Beit, Sir Otto John, first baronet (1865–1930), financier, philanthropist, and art connoisseur, was born on 7 December 1865 in Hamburg, Germany, twelve years after his brother Alfred Beit....

Bieber, Margarete

Larissa Bonfante.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Archaeology; Art Education. 811 words.

Bieber, Margarete (31 July 1879–25 February 1978), archaeologist and art historian, was born in Schoenau, Kreis Schwetz, West Prussia (now Przechowo, Kreis Swiece, Poland), the daughter of...

Bishop, Sir Frederick Arthur (1915–2005), civil servant and director-general of the National Trust

William Plowden.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

March 2013; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Conservation of the Environment (Social Science); Architecture; Art Education; UK Politics; Political Institutions. 1896 words.

Bishop, Sir Frederick Arthur (1915–2005), civil servant and director-general of the National Trust, was born on 4 December 1915 at 118 Hampstead Road, Brislington, Bristol, the son of...

Blunt, Anthony Frederick (1907–1983), art historian and spy

Michael Kitson.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Warfare and Defence; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice; Art Education. 2970 words.

Blunt, Anthony Frederick (1907–1983), art historian and spy, was born at Holy Trinity vicarage, Bournemouth, Hampshire, on 26 September 1907, the third and youngest son (there were no...

Boase, Thomas Sherrer Ross (1898–1974), art historian and university teacher

John Stoye.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Art Education; Education. 1175 words.

Boase, Thomas Sherrer Ross (1898–1974), art historian and university teacher, was born in Dundee on 31 August 1898, the only son and elder child of Charles Millet Boase, the manager and...

Bodkin, Thomas Patrick (1887–1961), museum director and art critic

Kenneth Garlick.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Art Education; Art; Museums, Libraries, and Information Sciences. 1094 words.

Bodkin, Thomas Patrick (1887–1961), museum director and art critic, was born in Dublin on 21 July 1887, the eldest of the family of two sons and four daughters of Matthias McDonnell Bodkin,...

Breeskin, Adelyn Dohme

Martin R. Kalfatovic.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Art Education; Conservation, Preservation, and Care of Artworks; Museums, Libraries, and Information Sciences. 936 words.

Breeskin, Adelyn Dohme (19 July 1896–24 July 1986), museum administrator and art historian, was born in Baltimore, Maryland, the daughter of Alfred Dohme, an industrial chemist and founder...

Brett, Sir Charles Edward Bainbridge (1928–2005), solicitor and architectural historian

Robert Carswell.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

March 2013; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice; Architecture; Art Education. 1253 words.

Brett, Sir Charles Edward Bainbridge (1928–2005), solicitor and architectural historian, was born on 30 October 1928 at Glenard, Holywood, co. Down, the eldest son of Charles Anthony Brett...

Brittan, Leon, Baron Brittan of Spennithorne (1939–2015), politician

Norman Lamont.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online January 2019 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: UK Politics; Art Education. 3207 words.

Brittan, Leon, Baron Brittan of Spennithorne (1939–2015), politician, was born on 25 September 1939 at the City of London Maternity Hospital, 102 City Road, Finsbury, London, the second son...

Brooker [née Beacon], Daphne Elizabeth (1927–2012), model and fashion teacher

Edwina Ehrman.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online January 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Art; Art Education; Education; Fashion, Jewellery, and Body Art. 1041 words.

Brooker [née Beacon], Daphne Elizabeth (1927–2012), model and fashion teacher, was born on 8 June 1927 at the Ormond Maternity Home, 29 Blantyre Street, Chelsea, London, the elder child and...