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Baltrušaitis, Jurgis, IIlocked

(b Moscow, May 7, 1903; d Paris, Jan 25, 1988).
  • Kirk Ambrose

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Lithuanian art historian, scholar of folklore and Egyptology, and diplomat of Russian birth. Son of the celebrated Lithuanian Symbolist poet of the same name, Jurgis Baltrušaitis II studied under Henri(-Joseph) Focillon at the Sorbonne and earned the PhD in 1931. The concerns of his mentor are evident in ...

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