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Dietrich Felix von Bothmer

Dietrich Felix von Bothmer, German curator, archaeologist. Decorated Bronze Star, Purple Heart; Rhodes scholar Wadham College, 1938-1939; International House fellow University California, Berkeley, 1940, Alfred B. Jordan fellow, 1940-1941, University fellow, 1941-1942; Martin Ryerson fellow University Chicago, 1942-1943; Guggenheim Memorial Foundation fellow, 1966, honorary fellow Wadham College; Chevalier Légion d'Honneur, 1997.

Background

  • Bothmer, Dietrich Felix von was born on October 26, 1918 in Eisenach, Thuringia. Arrived in United States, 1939, naturalized, 1944. Son of Wilhelm Friedrich Franz Carl and Marie Julie Auguste Karoline (Freiin von und zu Egloffstein) von Bothmer.

  • Education

    • Student, Friedrich Wilhelms University, Berlin, 1938. Student, Wadham College, Oxford, 1939. Diploma classical archaeology, Oxford University, 1939.

      Doctor of Philosophy in Classical Archaeology, University California, Berkeley, 1944. Doctor of Philosophy (honorary), University Trier, 1997.

    Career

    • Assistant curator Greek and Roman art Metropolitan Museum Art, 1946-1951, associate curator, 1951-1959, curator, 1959-1973, chairman, 1973-1990, Distinguished research curator, 1990—2009. Adjunct professor New York University, since 1966.

    Works

    Membership

    Member Chancellor's Court of Benefactors, Oxford University With Army of the United States, 1943-1945. Member Archaeol. Institute American (benefactor), Society Promotion Hellenic Studies (honorary), Deutsches Archaeol. Institute, Vereinigung der Freunde Antiker Kunst (Basle, Switzerland), Archaeologische Gesellschaft zu Berlin, Institut de France, Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres (foreign associate), Piping Rock Club.

    Connections

    • Married Joyce de la Bégassière, May 28, 1966. Children: Bernard Nicholas, Maria Elizabeth Villalba.
    • father: Wilhelm Friedrich Franz Carl
    • mother: Marie Julie Auguste Karoline (Freiin
    • spouse: Joyce de la Bégassière
    • children: Bernard Nicholas Bothmer
    • Maria Elizabeth Villalba Bothmer
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    Born October 26, 1918
    Died October 12, 2009
    (aged 90)
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    • 1938
      Friedrich Wilhelms University
    • 1939
      Wadham College
    • 1939
      Oxford University
    • 1944
      University California
    • 1997
      University Trier
    • 1959 - 1973
      Assistant, curator Greek and Roman art Metropolitan Museum Art
    • 1990 - 2009
      Assistant, curator Greek and Roman art Metropolitan Museum Art
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