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Art history educator

Roderick Whitfield, British art history educator. Flying officer Royal Air Force, 1955-1957. Member Oriental Ceramic Society, International Institute Conservation (associate).

Background

Whitfield, Roderick was born on July 20, 1937 in Oxford, Oxon, England. Son of John Humphreys and Joan (Herrin) Whitfield.

Education

Student, School Oriental and African, Studies/U. London, 1955-1957;Bachelor with honours, St. John's College, 1960;Doctor of Philosophy, Princeton University, 1965.

Career

Research associate and lecturer Princeton (New Jersey) University, 1964-1966. Research fellow St. John's College, Cambridge, 1966-1968. Assistant keeper I The British Museum, London, 1968-1984.

Professor Chinese and East Asian Art University London, 1984-1993, head Percival David Foundation of Chinese Art, 1984-1993, Percival David chair Chinese and East Asian Art, since 1993. Teetzel lecturer University Toronto, Canada, 1995.

Works

Membership

Flying officer Royal Air Force, 1955-1957. Member Oriental Ceramic Society, International Institute Conservation (associate).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: gardening, woodworking, beekeeping.

Connections

Married Frances Elizabeth Oldfield, July 11, 1963. Children: Martha Ming, Tanya, Aldus Francis. Married Youngsook Pak, August 25, 1983.

father:
John Humphreys Whitfield

mother:
Joan (Herrin) Whitfield

spouses:
Frances Elizabeth Oldfield

Youngsook Pak

children:
Martha Ming Whitfield

Tanya Whitfield

Aldus Francis Whitfield