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Fiske Kimball

Fiske Kimball, museum director, architect. Award, 1951. Fellow American Institute Architects (past president Virginia Chapter), American Association Museums (past president), Museum Council of Philadelphia (past president), Association Art Museum Dirs., American Philosophical Society, Phi Beta Kappa, Delta Upsilon.

Background

  • Kimball, Fiske was born on December 8, 1888 in Newton, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Edwin Fiske and Ellen Leora (Ripley) Kimball.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts from Harvard, 1909, M. Architecture, 1912. Doctor of Philisophy, University of Michigan, 1915. Doctor Fine Arts, New York University, 1933, University of Pennsylvania, 1945.

      Doctor of Letters, Temple University, 1951.

    Career

    • Assistant at Harvard, 1900-1910. Instructor University of Illinois, later assistant professor architecture and fine arts, University of Michigan, 1912-1919. Professor art and architecture, University of Virginia, 1919-1923.

      Morse professor literature of arts of design, in charge Department of Fine Arts, New York University, 1923-1925. Director Philadelphia Museum of Art, since 1925. Has served on editorial bds. of Art and Archaeology, Architectural Record.

      Art Bulletin, Gazette des Beaux-Arts and New England Quarterly. In charge American section of Allgemeines Künstler Lexikon, 1920-1926. Chairman Virginia Art Commission, 1920-1923.

      Member State Board for Examination of Engineers and Architects, 1920-1923, Thomas Jefferson Memorial Commission, since 1935. Holder Sachs Research.

    Works

    • Author: Thomas Jefferson, Architect, 1916. A History of Architecture (with G. H. Edgell), 1918. Domestic Architecture of the American Colonies, 1922.

      American Architecture, 1928. Samuel McIntire, 1940. The Creation of the Rococo, 1943.

      Great Masterpieces of Painting in America (with L. Venturi), 1948. Editor Foundations of Classic Architceture, 1919. Frequent contributor to literary and art magazines of America and Europe.

    Membership

    Fellow American Institute Architects (past president Virginia Chapter), American Association Museums (past president), Museum Council of Philadelphia (past president), Association Art Museum Dirs., American Philosophical Society, Phi Beta Kappa, Delta Upsilon. Clubs: Century (New York).

    Connections

    • Married Mari Goebel, June 7, 1913.
    • father: Edwin Fiske Kimball
    • mother: Ellen Leora (Ripley) Kimball
    • spouse: Mari Goebel
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    Born December 8, 1888
    Died August 14, 1955
    (aged 66)
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