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Joseph Leroy Davidson

educator

Joseph Leroy Davidson, American educator.

Background

Davidson, Joseph Leroy was born on March 16, 1908 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Edward A. and Mary (Susser) Davidson.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Harvard, 1930. Master of Arts, Institute Fine Arts, New York University, 1936. Doctor of Philosophy., Yale, 1951.

Career

1 son, Gergory Edward. Assistant director, curator Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, 1939-1943. Research analyst War Department, Washington, 1943-1945.

Visual art specialist Department of State, Washington, 1945-1947. Assistant professor Yale, 1947-1955. Professor of University Georgia, 1955-1956.

Professor art history Claremont Graduate School, 1956-1961. Professor art history University of California at Los Angeles, 1961-1976, department chairman art, 1970-1972. Maude I. Kerns visiting distinguished professor Oriental art U. Oregon, Eugene, 1976.

Participant archeological expedition India, 1963-1964. Fulbright fellow, 1952-1953. Author: Lotus Sutra in Chinese Art, 1954.

Contributor articles to professional journals Home: Pacific Palisades, Calif.

Works

  • Author: Lotus Sutra in Chinese Art, 1954. Contributor articles to professional journals.

Connections

Married Martha Aginsky, August 38, 1932.

father:
Edward A. Davidson

mother:
Mary (Susser) Davidson

spouse:
Martha Aginsky