Collier's New Encyclopedia (1921)/Robinson, Edward

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ROBINSON, EDWARD, an American writer and authority on art, born in Boston in 1858. He graduated from Harvard in 1879, and spent the following five years in study, especially in Greece and in Berlin, devoting his attention chiefly to archæology. From 1895 to 1902 he was curator of classical antiquities in the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, and was for three years following the latter date director of the museum. He became assistant director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, succeeding Sir Caspar Purdon Clarke as director in 1910. He prepared catalogues and contributed many articles on art and archæological subjects for magazines. He was a member of many learned societies.