An Émigré Art Historian and America: H. W. Janson

Sears, Elizabeth; Schoell-Glass, Charlotte
June 2013
Art Bulletin;Jun2013, Vol. 95 Issue 2, p219
Academic Journal
A biography of German emigrant to the United States and art historian H. W. Janson is presented. The article discusses his emigration to the United States to study at Harvard University during the rise of Nazi Germany in 1935, his work with fellow art historian Erwin Panofsky and his focus on sculpture including quattrocento works and sculpture in the public sphere. The article also discusses honors he recieved from the College Art Association and his text "History of Art" published in 1962.


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