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Svetlana Leontief Alpers, American art educator. Fellow: American Association for the Advancement of Science; member: Phi Beta Kappa.


Alpers, Svetlana Leontief was born on February 10, 1936 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States. Daughter of Wassily W. Leontief and Estelle Marks Leontief.


Bachelor, Radcliffe College, 1957. Doctor of Philosophy, Harvard University, 1965.


From instructor to associate professor University California, Berkeley, 1962—1975, professor art history, 1975—1994. Visiting research professor department fine arts New York University, New York City, since 1999. Advisory board Women's Caucus for Art, 1974—1977.

Co-chair Representations, 1983—1993. Advisory board History of the Human Sciences. Member United States National Committee on History of Art, 1975—1990.

Representative of the visual arts Renaissance Society of America, 1976—1979. Member museum and history organizations panel National Endowment of the Humanities. Consultant National Public Radio, 1976—1980.

Publications committee Jean Paul Getty Trust, 1984—1987, member senior fellowships committee, 1987—1990. Member board of advisors Center Advanced Studies in Visual Arts, 1989—1993. Advisory board Science in Context, —.

Visitor Ecoles des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris, 1991.



Fellow: American Association for the Advancement of Science. Member: Phi Beta Kappa.


Married Paul Joel Alpers, January 31, 1958 (divorced ). Children: Benjamin, Nicholas.

Wassily W. Leontief Estelle


Paul Joel Alpers

Benjamin Alpers

Nicholas Alpers