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Abstract Adolf Katzenellenbogen, internationally known art historian, was born in Germany in Frankfurt-am-Main on August 19, 1901. He was educated at the universities of Freiburg, Leipzig, Munich, Frankfurt and Giessen in 1924, and he received a doctor of philosophy degree in 1933 at the University of Hamburg. Katzenellenbogen joined the faculty of Vassar College in 1940 and remained there until 1958 when he came to Johns Hopkins University as full professor and department chairman. A specialist in...
Scope and Contents This collection of papers relates largely to Christopher Gray's professional life as an art historian and to his extensive research for two important works on 19th century artists. Earlier items in the collection are evidence of Dr. Gray's preparation for his teaching and writing career. Research on many aspects of Art are represented in the papers including architecture, sculpture, and painting from the earliest periods to the modern. Aside from passports, there are no personal items...
Dates: 1937 - 1970
Scope and Contents The records of the Department of the History of Art begin with the department's founding in 1947 and end in 1984. Among the primary correspondents in this record group are Adolf Katzenellenbogen, John White, and Egon Verheyen, all of whom were chairmen of the department. Most of the correspondence concerns applying to various foundations for funding and soliciting private donors. Following the correspondence, there are documents pertaining to departmental committees, scholarship funds,...