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Benjamin Rowland

Benjamin Rowland, American educator.

Background

  • Rowland, Benjamin was born on December 2, 1904 in Overbrook, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Benjamin Senior, and Louise Clem (Lennig) Rowland.

  • Education

    • Student St. Paul’s School, Concord, N.H., 1918-1924. Bachelor of Science, Harvard, 1928, Doctor of Philosophy., 1930.

    Career

    • Member faculty Harvard, 1930-1972, professor fine arts, 1950-1960, Gleason professor fine arts, 1960-1972. United States delegate United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization Kushan Congress, Kabul, Afghanistan 1970. Paintings exhibited Stuart Gallery, Boston, 1948, Doll & Richards, 1949, 50, 51, 52, 54, 63, Obelisk Gallery, Washington, 1955, Boston Painting, Whitney Museum, 1949, 50.

      Representative permanent collections Fogg Museum, Boston Museum Fine Arts, Detroit Institute Arts, City Art Museum St. Louis. Lecturer U. Rome, 1958. Fulbright and Guggenheim fellow, 1957-1958.

    Works

    • Author: Jaume Huguet, 1932. Wall-paintings of India, Central Asia and Ceylon, 1938. The Wall-paintings of Horyuji (translations and edited with W.R.B. Acker), 1943.

      Outline and Bibliographies of Oriental Art, 1938, 40, 45, 52, 58, 68. Art and Architecture of India, 3d edit., 1967. Art in East and West, 1954, 66 (also Russian, Japanese edits.).

      Gandhara Art from Pakistan, 1960. The Evolution of the Buddha Image, 1963. The Classical Tradition in Western Art, 1963.

      From Cave to Renaissance, 1965. Ancient Art from Afghanistan, 1966. Zentral Asien, 1970 Editor: Josip Juraj Jarves, The Art Idea, 1960.

      Member editorial staff Art Quarterly.

    Membership

    Member faculty Harvard, 1930-1972, professor fine arts, 1950-1960, Gleason professor fine arts, 1960-1972. United States delegate United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization Kushan Congress, Kabul, Afghanistan 1970. Fellow Royal Society Arts (London).

    Member Cambridge Art Association, Archaeol. Institute American, American Academy Arts and Sciences, Chinese Art Society American, Boston Society Watercolor Painters.

    Connections

    • Married Lucy Thomas, November 19, 1941. Children: Lucy Rowland (Mistress Allan Baer), Virginia, Sarah and Elise (twins), Margaret.
    • father: Benjamin Senior Rowland
    • mother: Louise Clem (Lennig) Rowland
    • spouse: Lucy Thomas
    • children: Lucy Rowland Rowland (Mistress Allan Baer)
    • Virginia Rowland
    • Sarah and Elise Rowland (twins)
    • Margaret Rowland
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    Born December 2, 1904
    Died October 3, 1972
    (aged 67)
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