Wasserman, Jack 1921-

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Wasserman, Jack 1921-


Born April 27, 1921, in New York, NY; son of William (in business) and Pearl Wasserman; married Ambra Amati (a fashion designer), July 6, 1952; children: Shara (daughter), Talya Wasserman Lewis. Education: New York University, B.A., 1949, M.A., 1953, Ph.D., 1961. Hobbies and other interests: Travel.


Home—409 Pine St., Philadelphia, PA 19106-4213; Via L de Monreale 3, 00152 Rome, Italy.


New York University, New York, NY, instructor in art history, 1953-54; University of Connecticut, Storrs, instructor in art history, 1954-60; Indiana University, Bloomington, assistant professor of art history, 1960-62; University of Wisconsin—Milwaukee, Milwaukee, professor of art history and department head, 1962-75; Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, professor of art history, 1975-93, professor emeritus, 1993—, and past dean of Tyler School of Art. Military service: U.S. Army, Signal Corps, 1942-45; served in the Far East.


College Art Association of America, Society of Architectural Historians (member of board of directors, 1970-72), Royal Society of Arts, Phi Beta Kappa.


Grants from American Philosophical Society, 1970, American Council of Learned Societies, 1971, and Kress Foundation, 1975; elected accademico benemerito, Accademia de San Luca, Rome, Italy.


Ottaviano Mascarino, Accademia di San Luca (San Luca, Italy), 1966.

Leonardo da Vinci, Harry N. Abrams (New York, NY), 1975, revised edition, 2003.

Leonardo, Doubleday (Garden City, NY), 1980.

Michelangelo's Florence Pietà, photographs by Aurelio Amendola, Princeton University Press (Princeton, NJ), 2003.

Contributor to Burlington, Art Bulletin, and other art journals.



American Artist, July, 1981, review of Leonardo, p. 80.

Booklist, February 15 2003, Cassidy Victor, review of Michelangelo's Florence Pietà, p. 1030.

Burlington, September, 1993, review of Leonardo da Vinci, p. 643.

New York Times Book Review, August 24, 2003, Hilarie M. Sheets, review of Michelangleo's Florence Pietà.

Quill and Quire, January, 1981, review of Leonardo, p. 32.

School Librarian, August, 1992, review of Leonardo da Vinci, p. 120.

Times Educational Supplement, January 10, 1992, review of Leonardo da Vinci. p. 33.