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Charles Seymour

Charles Seymour, American educator. Member National Committee to Restore Italian Art.; Served with Military Intelligence War Department, 1943-1945. Guggenheim fellow, 1954-1955.; Member Renaissance Society American (council), College Art Association Beta Kappa.; Member editorial board Renaissance Quarterly.

Background

  • Seymour, Charles was born on February 26, 1912 in New Haven. Son of Charles and Gladys (Watkins) Seymour.

  • Education

    • Student Choate School, 1925-1930, King’s College, Cambridge U., 1930-1931. Bachelor of Arts, Yale, 1935, Doctor of Philosophy. (Sterling fellow), 1938.

      Postgraduate U. Paris, 1935-1938.

    Career

    • Instructor history, history of art Yale, 1938-1939, associate professor, curator Renaissance art, 1949-1954, professor, curator Renaissance art, 1954-1977, professor emeritus, 1977. Department chairman history art, 1956-1959. Curator sculpture National Gallery Art, 1939-1942, assistant chief curator, 1945-1949.

      Lecturer, Johns Hopkins 1947-1948. Visiting Mellon professor of University Pittsburgh, 1965, Adjunct Professor, 1966-1977.

    Works

    • Author: Notre Dame of Noyon in the Twelfth Century, 1939, 2d edition., 1969, French edit. with additions, 1976. Masterpieces of Sculpture in the National Gallery of Art, 1949, review edit. (with C. Douglas Lewis), 1978.

      Tradition and Experiment in Modern Sculpture, 1949. Art Treasures for America: S.A. Kress Collection, 1961. Italian Sculpture 1400-1500 (Pelican History of Art), 1966.

      Michelangelo’s David, a search for identity, 1967. Early Italian Paintings in the Yale University Art Gallery, 1970. The Sculpture of Verrochio, 1971.

      Michelangelo-The Sistine Ceiling, 1972. Jacopo della Quercia, Sculptor, 1973.

    Membership

    Member National Committee to Restore Italian Art. Served with Military Intelligence War Department, 1943-1945. Guggenheim fellow, 1954-1955.

    Member Renaissance Society American (council), College Art Association Beta Kappa.; Member editorial board Renaissance Quarterly.

    Connections

    • Married Charlotte Ball, May 4, 1940. Children: Charlotte Elizabeth, Charles.
    • father: Charles Seymour
    • mother: Gladys (Watkins) Seymour
    • spouse: Charlotte Ball
    • children: Charlotte Elizabeth Seymour
    • Charles Seymour
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    Born February 26, 1912
    Died April 7, 1977
    (aged 65)
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