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Professor Michael Kauffmann

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Professor Emeritus of the History of Art and formerly Director of the Courtauld Institute, University of London
Biography
Prof. C.Michael Kauffmann (FBA 1987. Emeritus) Born in Frankfurt in 1931, migrated to Burnley, Lancashire, in 1938. Educated at Clitheroe Grammar School (1940-43), St Paul's School, Berks, and then London (1943-48), Merton College, Oxford (Postmaster) (1950-53), BA Modern History. Warburg Institute, University of London, (1953-57), Junior Research Fellow. Ph.D. History of Art, 1957. Career: Assistant, Warburg Institute Photographic Collection, 1957-58; Manchester City Art Gallery, Asst. Keeper, 1958-60; Victoria and Albert Museum, Dept. of Prints & Drawings and Paintings, Asst. Keeper, 1960-75, Keeper 1975-85. Asst. to the Director, 1963-66. Lecturer, University of Chicago, Spring semester 1969. Director Courtauld Institue of Art and Professor of History of Art, University of London, 1985-95. Member of various committees including that of the NACF (later Art Fund), 1987-2005.
Past appointments
  • Director, Courtauld Institute of Art University of London, 1985 - 1995
  • Professor Emeritus of the History of Art and formerly Director of the Courtauld Institute, University of London, Courtauld Institute of Art University of London, 1995 -
  • Director, Courtauld Institute of Art University of London, 1985 - 1995
  • Professor Emeritus of the History of Art and formerly Director of the Courtauld Institute, University of London, Courtauld Institute of Art University of London, 1995 -
Principal publications
  • Medieval: The Baths of Pozzuoli, a study of the illuminations of Peter of Eboli's poem 1959
  • Victoria and Albert Museum, catalogue of foreign paintings (2 vols) 1973
  • Romanesque MSS 1066-1190 1975
  • Catalogue of Paintings in the Wellington Museum 1982, revised ed. 2009
  • John Varley 1778-1842 1984
  • Biblical Imagery in Medieval England 700-1550 2003
Fellow type
UK Emeritus

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