Held, Julius Samuel

Held, Julius Samuel,

1905–2002, American art historian, b. Germany. Held immigrated to the United States in 1934. In 1937 he began to teach at Barnard College, where he was professor of art history from 1944 to 1971. Distinguished as a connoisseur of Dutch and Flemish art, he was the author of such works as Rubens in America (with J.-A. Goris, 1947), Flemish Painting (1953), Peter Paul Rubens (1953), Rubens: Selected Drawings (1959), Rembrandt's Aristotle and Other Rembrandt Studies (1969), 17th and 18th Century Art (with D. Posner, 1971), and Rubens and his Circle (1982).