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Joseph Leroy Davidson

Joseph Leroy Davidson, American educator.

Background

  • Davidson, Joseph Leroy was born on March 16, 1908 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Edward A. and Mary (Susser) Davidson.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Harvard, 1930. Master of Arts, Institute Fine Arts, New York University, 1936. Doctor of Philosophy., Yale, 1951.

    Career

    • 1 son, Gergory Edward. Assistant director, curator Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, 1939-1943. Research analyst War Department, Washington, 1943-1945.

      Visual art specialist Department of State, Washington, 1945-1947. Assistant professor Yale, 1947-1955. Professor of University Georgia, 1955-1956.

      Professor art history Claremont Graduate School, 1956-1961. Professor art history University of California at Los Angeles, 1961-1976, department chairman art, 1970-1972. Maude I. Kerns visiting distinguished professor Oriental art U. Oregon, Eugene, 1976.

      Participant archeological expedition India, 1963-1964. Fulbright fellow, 1952-1953. Author: Lotus Sutra in Chinese Art, 1954.

      Contributor articles to professional journals Home: Pacific Palisades, Calif.

    Works

    • Author: Lotus Sutra in Chinese Art, 1954. Contributor articles to professional journals.

    Connections

    • Married Martha Aginsky, August 38, 1932.
    • father: Edward A. Davidson
    • mother: Mary (Susser) Davidson
    • spouse: Martha Aginsky
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    Died March 18, 1980
    (aged 72)
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