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Schapiro, Meyer [Meir]locked

(b Siauliai, Lithuania, Sept 23, 1904; d New York, March 3, 1996).

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American art historian, critic, and teacher of Lithuanian birth. An archetypal Jewish émigré, he arrived in the USA at the age of three. In 1920 he entered Columbia College, New York, where, having concluded that he would never succeed as a practising artist, he studied languages, mathematics, literature, anthropology, philosophy, and art history. He received his BA in art history and philosophy in ...

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