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William Chapin Seitz

William Chapin Seitz, American educator. Member College Art Association, Society for Aesthetics, American Association University Professors, Association Museum Dirs.

Background

  • Seitz, William Chapin was born on June 19, 1914 in Buffalo. Son of George William and Cora Elizabeth (Chapin) Seitz.

  • Education

    • Student Albright Art School, 1932-1933. Bachelor of Fine Arts, U. Buffalo, 1946. Master of Fine Arts (Proctor fellow 1951-1952), Princeton, 1952, Doctor of Philosophy., 1955.

    Career

    • Instructor art history U. Buffalo, 1946-1948, assistant professor, 1948-1949. Critic in residence Princeton, 1952-1953, assistant professor, bi-centennial preceptor, 1956-1960. Associate curator painting and sculpture exhbns.

      Museum Modern Art, New York City, 1960-1965, curator, 1965. Professor fine arts, director Rose Art. Museum Brandeis U., 1965-1970.

      Visiting professor of history art Harvard, 1969-1970. William R. Kenan, Junior professor of history art University of Virginia, Charlottesville, 1970-1974. Kress professor National Gallery Art, Washington, 1971-1972.

      Exhibited one man shows Arista Gallery, New York City, 1938, Willard Gallery, New York City, 1949, 51, 53, Princeton Museum, 1949, 51, Memorial Exhibition, Bayly Museum, University of Virginia, 1975. Exhibited group shows Brooklyn Museum Whitney Museum American Art, Albright Art Gallery, Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College, Cleveland Museum, Milwaukee The Art Institute of Chicago, Columbus (O.) Gallery Fine Arts, University of Illinois Museum Modern Art. National Council Learned Socs. fellow, 1952-1953.

      Fulbright fellow, 1957-1958.

    Works

    • Author: Claude Monet, 1960. Monet, Seasons and Moment, 1960. The Art of Assemblage, 1961.

      Mark Tobey, 1962
    • Arshile Gorky, 1962. Hans Hofmann, 1963
    • Art Israel, 1964. The Responsive Eye, 1965.

      Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec: At the Circus, 1965. San Paulo 9: Edward Hopper and Environment United States of America, 1967. Seventh Biennial Canadian Painting, 1968.

      Kinetic Art, 1969
    • Sculpture, Its Image in the Arts, 1969. Turner, 1970

    Membership

    Member College Art Association, Society for Aesthetics, American Association University Professors, Association Museum Dirs.

    Connections

    • Married Irma J. Seigelman, December, 1938.
    • father: George William Seitz
    • mother: Cora Elizabeth (Chapin) Seitz
    • spouse: Irma J. Seigelman
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    Born June 19, 1914
    Died October 26, 1974
    (aged 60)
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