Alfred H. Barr, JR.

Alfred H. Barr, JR.

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Alfred Hamilton Barr, Jr., known as Alfred H. Barr, Jr., was an art historian and the first director of the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. From that position, he was one of the most influential forces in the development of popular attitudes toward modern art; for example, by arranging the blockbuster Van Gogh exhibition of 1935, in the words of author Bernice Kert "a precursor to the hold Van Gogh has to this day on the contemporary imagination." Barr graduated from the Boys' Latin School of Maryland. Barr received his B.A. in 1923 and his M.A. in 1924 from Princeton University, where he studied art history with Frank Jewett Mather and Charles Rufus Morey. In 1924, he began doctoral work at Harvard, but left after completing Ph.D. course requirements to pursue teaching. He would not be awarded the Ph.D. until 1946show more

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  • Paperback | 132 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 8mm | 204g
  • Lect Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136578816
  • 9786136578811