|Paper: Boston Globe, The (MA)
FREDERICK HARTT 1914-1991
ART HISTORIAN AND RENAISSANCE SCHOLAR; AT 77
WASHINGTON -- Renaissance scholar and art historian Frederick Hartt died Thursday November 2, 1991 at a Washington hospital of a heart ailment. He was 77 years old.
Mr. Hartt was chairman of the art department at the University of Virginia from 1967 to 1976 and art department chairman at the University of Pennsylvania from 1960 to 1965.
He worked at galleries at Yale University and Smith College and was a lecturer on fine arts at New York University's Washington Square College. He was on the art history faculty at Washington University in St. Louis and was a visiting scholar at Harvard University, Franklin and Marshall College and Baylor University.
Mr. Hartt wrote 13 books on art history and, at the time of his death, was working on three books on Michelangelo. He spent much of his life studying the Renaissance master and had already written five books on the subject.
One of Mr. Hartt's most recent accomplishments was writing the text for a $1,000-per-copy book on the restored Sistine Chapel ceiling, featuring detailed color photographs of Michelangelo's frescoes. His ashes were taken to Florence, Italy for burial.
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