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Benjamin Rowland, American educator.

Background

Rowland, Benjamin was born on December 2, 1904 in Overbrook, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Benjamin Senior, and Louise Clem (Lennig) Rowland.

Education

Student St. Paul’s School, Concord, N.H., 1918-1924. Bachelor of Science, Harvard, 1928, Doctor of Philosophy., 1930.

Career

Member faculty Harvard, 1930-1972, professor fine arts, 1950-1960, Gleason professor fine arts, 1960-1972. United States delegate United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization Kushan Congress, Kabul, Afghanistan 1970. Paintings exhibited Stuart Gallery, Boston, 1948, Doll & Richards, 1949, 50, 51, 52, 54, 63, Obelisk Gallery, Washington, 1955, Boston Painting, Whitney Museum, 1949, 50.

Representative permanent collections Fogg Museum, Boston Museum Fine Arts, Detroit Institute Arts, City Art Museum St. Louis. Lecturer U. Rome, 1958. Fulbright and Guggenheim fellow, 1957-1958.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: Jaume Huguet, 1932. Wall-paintings of India, Central Asia and Ceylon, 1938. The Wall-paintings of Horyuji (translations and edited with W.R.B. Acker), 1943.

      Outline and Bibliographies of Oriental Art, 1938, 40, 45, 52, 58, 68. Art and Architecture of India, 3d edit., 1967. Art in East and West, 1954, 66 (also Russian, Japanese edits.).

      Gandhara Art from Pakistan, 1960. The Evolution of the Buddha Image, 1963. The Classical Tradition in Western Art, 1963.

      From Cave to Renaissance, 1965. Ancient Art from Afghanistan, 1966. Zentral Asien, 1970 Editor: Josip Juraj Jarves, The Art Idea, 1960.

      Member editorial staff Art Quarterly.

Membership

Member faculty Harvard, 1930-1972, professor fine arts, 1950-1960, Gleason professor fine arts, 1960-1972. United States delegate United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization Kushan Congress, Kabul, Afghanistan 1970. Fellow Royal Society Arts (London).

Member Cambridge Art Association, Archaeol. Institute American, American Academy Arts and Sciences, Chinese Art Society American, Boston Society Watercolor Painters.

Connections

Married Lucy Thomas, November 19, 1941. Children: Lucy Rowland (Mistress Allan Baer), Virginia, Sarah and Elise (twins), Margaret.

father:
Benjamin Senior Rowland

mother:
Louise Clem (Lennig) Rowland

spouse:
Lucy Thomas

children:
Lucy Rowland Rowland (Mistress Allan Baer)

Virginia Rowland

Sarah and Elise Rowland (twins)

Margaret Rowland