John Boardman (art historian)


John Boardman (art historian)

Professor Sir John Boardman (born August 20, 1927) is a classical art historian and archaeologist, "Britain's most distinguished historian of ancient Greek art." [ [http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0PAL/is_531_163/ai_n16462480 Interview with Diana Scarisbrick, "Apollo Magazine", May 2006] ]

Biography

John Boardman was educated at Magdalene College, Cambridge, where he read Classics beginning in 1945. After completing two years' national service in the Intelligence Corps he spent three years in Greece, from 1952 to 1955, as the Assistant Director of the British School at Athens. On his return to England in that year, Boardman took up the post of Assistant Keeper at the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford, thus beginning his life-long affiliation to it. In 1959 he was appointed Reader in Classical Archaeology in the University of Oxford, and in 1963 was appointed a Fellow of Merton College. Here he remained until his appointment as Lincoln Professor of Classical Art and Archaeology, a position previously held by John Beazley, and the concomitant Fellowship of Lincoln College in 1978. He was knighted in 1989 and retired in 1994.

John Boardman is a Fellow of the British Academy, from whom he received the Kenyon Medal for Classical Studies in 1995.

He is an Honorary Fellow of Magdalene College, Cambridge, and of Merton and Lincoln Colleges in Oxford, as well as the holder of many other academic distinctions.

He has carried out archaeological excavations at many sites, including in Smyrna, Crete, Chios and at Tocra in Libya. His voluminous publications focus primarily on the art and architecture of ancient Greece, and in particular on sculpture and vase-painting.

elected publications

* "The Oxford History of the Classical World"
* "The Oxford History of Classical Art"
* "The Greeks Overseas" (1st ed. 1964; rev. ed. 1973; 3rd ed. 1980; 4th ed. 1999)
* "The Diffusion of Classical Art in Antiquity", a volume based on his series of Andrew Mellon Lectures at the National Gallery of Art, Washington DC in 1993.
* "Persia and the Greeks" (2000)
*"The History of Greek Vases" (2001)
*"The Archaeology of Nostalgia" (2002)
*"The World of Ancient Art' (2006)

Notes

External links

* [http://www.magd.cam.ac.uk/alumni/boardman.html Magdalene College: Famous alumni]

References

* "Who's Who", 2006


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Boardman — may refer to:in people: *Allan Boardman, British physicist *Andrea Boardman (born 1967), English television presenter *Chris Boardman (born 1968), British cyclist *Christopher Boardman (1903 1987), British sailor *David Sherman Boardman (1786… …   Wikipedia

  • Art Students League of New York — Fine Arts Building on West 57th, May, 2009 The Art Students League of New York is an art school located on West 57th Street in New York City. The League has historically been known for its broad appeal to both amateurs and professional artists,… …   Wikipedia

  • Funerary art — Tomb of Philippe Pot, governor of Burgundy under Louis XI …   Wikipedia

  • painting, Western — ▪ art Introduction       history of Western painting from its beginnings in prehistoric times to the present.       Painting, the execution of forms and shapes on a surface by means of pigment (but see also drawing for discussion of depictions in …   Universalium

  • Western sculpture — ▪ art Introduction       three dimensional artistic forms produced in what is now Europe and later in non European areas dominated by European culture (such as North America) from the Metal Ages (Europe, history of) to the present.       Like… …   Universalium

  • ancient Greek civilization — ▪ historical region, Eurasia Introduction       the period following Mycenaean civilization, which ended in about 1200 BC, to the death of Alexander the Great, in 323 BC. It was a period of political, philosophical, artistic, and scientific… …   Universalium

  • Dacians — See also: Dacia, Getae, and Thracians Statues of Dacians surmounting the Arch of Constantine[1] (i.e. southern side, left) The Dacians (Latin …   Wikipedia

  • Greco-Bactrian Kingdom — Infobox Former Country native name = conventional long name = Greco Bactrian Kingdom common name = Greco Bactrian Kingdom continent = Asia region = country = era = Antiquity status = event start = year start = 256 BC date start = event1 = date… …   Wikipedia

  • Europe, history of — Introduction       history of European peoples and cultures from prehistoric times to the present. Europe is a more ambiguous term than most geographic expressions. Its etymology is doubtful, as is the physical extent of the area it designates.… …   Universalium

  • Red-figure pottery — Red figure vase painting is one of the most important styles of figural Greek vase painting. It developed in Athens around 530 BC and remained in use until the late 3rd century BC. It replaced the previously dominant style of Black figure vase… …   Wikipedia


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.