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Meyer Schapiro

Born: Sep 23, 1904

Death: Mar 3, 1996

Birthplace: A iauliai

Profession: Writer

Nationality: United States

Meyer Schapiro

Date of Birth : Sep 23, 1904
Date of Death : Mar 3, 1996
Birth Place : A iauliai

Meyer Schapiro was a Lithuanian-born American art historian known for forging new art historical methodologies that incorporated an interdisciplinary approach to the study of works of art. An expert on early Christian, Medieval, and Modern art, Schapiro explored art historical periods and movements with a keen eye towards the social, political, and the material construction of art works. Credited with fundamentally changing the course of the art historical discipline, Schapiro's scholarly approach was dynamic and it engaged other scholars, philosophers, and artists. An active professor, lecturer, writer, and humanist, Schapiro maintained a long professional association with Columbia University in New York as a student, lecturer, and professor.


  • Writer
  • Professor
  • Philosopher
  • Art Historian

Awards Won

  • MacArthur Fellowship
  • Guggenheim Fellowship for Humanities, US & Canada
  • National Book Critics Circle Award for Criticism
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