Papers and manuscripts of the German-born art and architecture historian (1902-1983). Papers date primarily from the years
following Pevsner’s immigration to England in 1933, and include written and visual materials used for lectures or as research
for his many books and articles. Files related to Pevsner’s radio lectures and affiliations document his career as a public
figure, and correspondence tracks his relationships with many key figures in 20th-century art and architecture.
The art and architectural historian Sir Nikolaus Pevsner (1902-1983) was born in Germany. He worked with the Dresden gallery
(1924-1928) and taught at Göttingen University (1929-1933) before immigrating to England in 1933. In England Pevsner taught
at Birkbeck College (University of London) and the Courtauld Institute, and lectured as the Slade Professor of Art at Cambridge
(1949-1955) and Oxford (1969) Universities.
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