Hanfmann, George
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Russian-American archaeologist and art historian. Born Maxim Anossov H., St. Petersburg, 20. 11. 1911, died Watertown, Massachussetts, 13. 3. 1986. Studied at Jena, Munich and Berlin, doctorate in classical archaeology 1934, Berlin. Emigrated to USA in 1934, American citizen 1940. 1935 PhD at Johns Hopkins Univ. (Baltimore) and junior fellow, from 1956 prof. in fine arts at Harvard Univ. 1949–1974 also curator of ancient art at Fogg Art Museum there. 1958–1976 director of the Harvard-Cornell excavations at Sardes.

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Dyson, Stephen L., “Hanfmann, George”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 6 : History of classical Scholarship - A Biographical Dictionary, English edition by Chad M. Schroeder (2014). Original German-language edition: Geschichte der Altertumswissenschaften: Biographisches Lexikon. Herausgegeven von Peter Kuhlmann und Helmuth Schneider. Serie: Der Neue Pauly Supplemente 1. Staffel, herausgegeben von Hubert Cancik, Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, vol. 6. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2012). Consulted online on 17 February 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-8647_bnps6_COM_00304>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004245938, 20131209

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