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Ackerman, Phyllislocked

(b. Oakland, CA, 1893; d. Shiraz, Iran, 25 Jan. 1977).
  • Sheila S. Blair
  •  and Jonathan M. Bloom

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American historian of Iranian art. While studying mathematics at the University of California, Berkeley, Ackerman met and eventually married Arthur Upham Pope, with whom she had taken courses in philosophy and aesthetics. In 1926 she and Pope organized the first ever exhibition of Persian art at the Pennsylvania Museum and helped create the First International Congress of Oriental Art. In ...

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