Frederick Hartt: Monuments Man

Posted: February 24, 2014 in Film

Palette Scrapings

The following post is composed of excerpts from Frederick Hartt: A Tribute  by William E. Wallace, Barbara Murphy Bryant Distinguished Professor, Department of Art History & Archaeology in the School of Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis.  The essay appears in the catalog for the exhibition Frederick Hartt and American Abstraction in the 1950s: Building the Collection at Washington University in St. Louis , which was on view at the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum from May 4 through August 27, 2012. 

Frederick Hartt and jeep in Italy during his time as Reginal... Frederick Hartt in Italy during his time as a regional Monuments and Fine Arts officer

Frederick Hartt taught at Washington University from 1949-1960, when he was lured away to the University of Pennsylvania  and subsequently, in 1967, to the University of Virginia, where he ended his distinguished career as the Paul Goodloe McIntire Professor of the History of Art.  He was remarkable for more than…

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