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educator , consultant , art historian

David Martin Sokol, American Educator, art historian, consultant. National Endowment for Humanities grantee 1973, research grantee Graham Foundation, 1987.


Sokol, David Martin was born on November 3, 1942 in New York City. Son of Harry and Ruth (Waldman) Sokol.


AB, Hunter College, 1963; Master of Arts, New York University, 1966; Doctor of Philosophy, New York University, 1970.


Lecturer, Bronx (New York) Community College, 1965-1966; instructor, Kingsborough Community College, Brooklyn, 1966-1968; assistant professor, Western Illinois U., Macomb, Illinois, 1968-1971; from associate professor to professor, University of Illinois, Chicago, since 1971; chairperson, University of Illinois, Chicago, 1977-1984, 92-; director graduate studies, University of Illinois, Chicago, 1990-1992. Curator Terra Museum, Evanston, Illinois, 1981-1985. Interim director Spertus Museum, Chicago, 1985-1986.

Adjunct curator Maier Museum Art, 1988-1991.


Board of directors Unity Temple Restoration Foundation, 1981-1990, honorary life member, since 1990. Commissioner Oak Park (Illinois) History Preservation Committee, 1985-1988, chairman,1986-1988. Trustee Village of Oak Park, 1977-1981.

Member Association Historians American Art (editor newsletter 1977-1987), American Association Museum (commission on music professional training), College Art Association (professional practices committee), Chicago Arts Club, Masons.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: chamber music, reading, running, photography.


Married Sandra H. Schorr, June 15, 1963. Children: Adam Jonathan, Andrew Levi.

Harry Sokol

Ruth (Waldman) Sokol

Sandra H. Schorr

Adam Jonathan Sokol

Andrew Levi Sokol