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educator , art historian

Donald Posner, American art historian, educator. American Academy in Rome fellow, 1959-1961; Institute for Advanced Study fellow, 1976; recipient Charles Rufus Morey award, 1972. Served with United States Air Force, 1951-1955. Member College Art Association American (director 1970-1974), American Society 18th Century Studies.

Background

Posner, Donald was born on August 30, 1931 in New York City. Son of Murray and Frances (Teitel) Posner.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Queens College, 1956;Master of Arts, Harvard University, 1957;Doctor of Philosophy, New York University, 1962.

Career

Lecturer, Queens College, 1957;assistant professor art history, Columbia University, 1961-1962;member of faculty, Institute Fine Arts, New York University, since 1962;Ailsa Mellon Bruce professor fine arts, Institute Fine Arts, New York University, since 1975;acting director Institute Fine Arts, Institute Fine Arts, New York University, 1978-1979;now deputy director, Institute Fine Arts, New York UniversityRobert Sterling Clark professor, Williams College, 1973;William R. Kenan, Junior professor, University of Virginia, 1976-1977. Visiting professor U. Washington, 1991.

Works

Membership

Served with United States Air Force, 1951-1955. Member College Art Association American (director 1970-1974), American Society 18th Century Studies.

Connections

1 daughter, Anne Tyre.

father:
Murray Posner

mother:
Frances (Teitel) Posner