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educator , art historian

Alan Andrew Hutton Tait, British, American Art historian, educator. Named Overseas fellow British Academy, 1975, Research fellow Leverhulme Trust, United Kingdom, 1987.

Background

Tait, Alan Andrew Hutton was born on September 9, 1937 in Dumfries, Scotland. Son of John R. Hutton and Marion (Fleming) Tait.

Education

Master of Arts, Edinburgh (Scotland) U., 1961; Doctor of Philosophy, Jesus College, Cambridge, England, 1965.

Career

Lecturer, Columbia University, New York City, 1965; lecturer, Glasgow (United Kingdom) U., 1966-1974; fellow, Dumbarton Oaks, Harvard University, Washington, 1974-1975; reader, Glasgow (United Kingdom) U., 1976-1984; Richmond professor, Glasgow (United Kingdom) U., since 1984. Senior fellow Dumbarton Oaks, Harvard University, Washington, 1979-1985. Balsdon fellow British School, Rome, 1982.

Membership

Committee member Garden Committee National Trust, Scotland, since 1980, National Council for Plants and Gardens, United Kingdom, 1982-1989, International Committee for Monuments and Sites, United Kingdom, since 1985, National Galleries of Scotland, since 1989. Member Society Architectural Historians, Garden History Society.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: gardening, sheep farming.

Connections

Married Ciannait Sweeney, April 1, 1966. Children: Liadhain, Domnall.

father:
John R. Hutton Tait

mother:
Marion (Fleming) Tait

spouse:
Ciannait Sweeney

children:
Liadhain Tait

Domnall Tait