Mather, Frank Jewett, Jr.

Mather, Frank Jewett, Jr.,

1868–1953, American art critic and teacher, b. Deep River, Conn., grad. Williams, 1889, Ph.D. Johns Hopkins, 1892. He taught (1893–1900) at Williams and was professor (1910–33) of art and archaeology at Princeton. Art critic of the New York Evening Post and other papers, he also wrote many books.
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Mather, Frank Jewett, Jr.

(1868–1953) art historian, museum director; born in Deep River, Conn. He studied at Williams College (B.A. 1889), Johns Hopkins (Ph.D. 1892), and in Paris (1897–98). He taught at Williams (1893–1900), then became a journalist in New York City (1901–06) and Italy (1906–10). Considered the foremost American art critic of his day, he published on a variety of subjects, from History of Italian Painting (1923) to Modern Painting (1927). He taught at Princeton (1910–33), and became the director of the Museum of Historic Art (now Princeton University Art Museum) (1922–46), a repository of his collection.
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