Art historian, critic, lecturer, and professor. The papers consist of research
notes, correspondence relating to Steinberg's lectures and essays, papers written by his students, several versions of some
of his essays, an
abandoned dissertation project, and many of his notebooks from courses he took at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York. The
Steinberg's career as an art critic, lecturer, and teacher, ca. 1945-ca.1996.
Leo Steinberg, art historian, critic, lecturer and professor, was born in Russia in 1920 and lived in Berlin and London before
emigrating to the
United States in 1938. After studying at the Slade School of Art in London, he entered the Institute of Fine Arts at New York
University in the
mid-1950s (Ph.D., 1960), where he studied art and architecture with historians Harry Bober, Richard Krautheimer, Karl Lehmann,
Wolfgang Lotz, Erwin
Panofsky, Alfred Salmony and Charles Sterling. In 1958 and 1959 he was a guest of the American Academy in Rome, where he researched
and wrote his
dissertation on the baroque architect Francesco Borromini.
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