Meyer Schapiro

MEYER SCHAPIRO (1904-1996) was associated with Columbia University from 1920, when he entered as an undergraduate, until his death. He was named University Professor Emeritus there in 1973. He also taught at New York University, Oxford University, and the Collège de France in Paris. His varied fields of interest included the art of the Middle Ages and of 19th- and 20th-century Europe and America. LILLIAN MILGRAM SCHAPIRO is a retired pediatrician and former medical school clinical professor. She married Meyer Schapiro in 1928 and worked with him on various aspects of his publications. JOHN RUSSELL is former chief art critic of The New York Times and the author of many books, including Abrams' Matisse: Father & Son, London, and Paris. He lives in New York. JOHN BIGELOW TAYLOR is a well-known photographer whose work has appeared in a number of Abrams books, including The Currency of Fame, The Cycladic Spirit, Daniel Brush: Gold Without Boundaries, The Splendor of Ethnic Jewelry, and Venetian Glass.