Skip to main content

Shearman, John (Kinder Gowran) 1931-2003

SHEARMAN, John (Kinder Gowran) 1931-2003

OBITUARY NOTICE—

See index for CA sketch: Born June 24, 1931, in Aldershot, England; died of a heart attack August 11, 2003, near Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada. Art historian, educator, and author. Shearman was a scholar of Renaissance art who helped in the restoration of the Sistine Chapel frescoes by Michelangelo. A graduate of the Courtauld Institute of Art at the University of London, where he received his Ph.D. in 1957, he joined the faculty there as a lecturer after graduation, becoming a professor of art history and director of the department in 1974. He moved on to Princeton in 1979, where he was chair of the Department of Art and Archaeology, and then to Harvard University in 1987, where he was Charles Adams University Professor from 1994 until his retirement in 2002. Shearman was an authority on the art of Michelangelo, da Vinci, Poussin, del Sarto, Raphael, and Bartolomeo. He was also an expert on art restoration, and traveled to Italy in 1966 after a flood in Florence to help repair the art that had been damaged; in the early 1990s, he also worked with the Pontifical Advisory Commission for the Restoration of the Sistine Chapel. As an author, Shearman completed a number of valuable texts about Renaissance art, including Andrea del Sarto (1965), The Early Italian Pictures in the Collection of Her Majesty the Queen (1983), Funzione e illusione (1983), Only Connect: Art and the Spectator in the Italian Renaissance (1992), and his last book, Raphael in Early Modern Sources.

OBITUARIES AND OTHER SOURCES:

PERIODICALS

Los Angeles Times, August 30, 2003, p. B23.

New York Times, August 29, 2003, p. A21.

Times (London, England), September 8, 2003.

Washington Post, August 30, 2003, p. B23.

Cite this article
Pick a style below, and copy the text for your bibliography.

  • MLA
  • Chicago
  • APA

"Shearman, John (Kinder Gowran) 1931-2003." Contemporary Authors. . Encyclopedia.com. 20 Nov. 2018 <https://www.encyclopedia.com>.

"Shearman, John (Kinder Gowran) 1931-2003." Contemporary Authors. . Encyclopedia.com. (November 20, 2018). https://www.encyclopedia.com/arts/educational-magazines/shearman-john-kinder-gowran-1931-2003

"Shearman, John (Kinder Gowran) 1931-2003." Contemporary Authors. . Retrieved November 20, 2018 from Encyclopedia.com: https://www.encyclopedia.com/arts/educational-magazines/shearman-john-kinder-gowran-1931-2003

Learn more about citation styles

Citation styles

Encyclopedia.com gives you the ability to cite reference entries and articles according to common styles from the Modern Language Association (MLA), The Chicago Manual of Style, and the American Psychological Association (APA).

Within the “Cite this article” tool, pick a style to see how all available information looks when formatted according to that style. Then, copy and paste the text into your bibliography or works cited list.

Because each style has its own formatting nuances that evolve over time and not all information is available for every reference entry or article, Encyclopedia.com cannot guarantee each citation it generates. Therefore, it’s best to use Encyclopedia.com citations as a starting point before checking the style against your school or publication’s requirements and the most-recent information available at these sites:

Modern Language Association

http://www.mla.org/style

The Chicago Manual of Style

http://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/tools_citationguide.html

American Psychological Association

http://apastyle.apa.org/

Notes:
  • Most online reference entries and articles do not have page numbers. Therefore, that information is unavailable for most Encyclopedia.com content. However, the date of retrieval is often important. Refer to each style’s convention regarding the best way to format page numbers and retrieval dates.
  • In addition to the MLA, Chicago, and APA styles, your school, university, publication, or institution may have its own requirements for citations. Therefore, be sure to refer to those guidelines when editing your bibliography or works cited list.