Alexander Joseph Finberg

Alexander Joseph Finberg

Birth
Death 15 Mar 1939 (aged 72)
Burial Barnes, London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, Greater London, England
Memorial ID 58998474 · View Source
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Artist, art critic, historian and author. He was educated at the City of London College, and King's College London; studied art at the Lambeth School of Art and in Paris; worked for the Graphic and Illustrated London News, and as art critic for several papers including the Manchester Guardian and the Saturday Review; commissioned by the Trustees of the National Gallery to complete the arrangement and inventory of the Turner bequest, begun by John Ruskin, 1905; brought to light a large number of unknown paintings by Turner, which led to their exhibition at the Tate, 1906, and the building of the new Turner Gallery by Sir Joseph Duveen; founded the Walpole Society, to encourage the study and promotion of British art, 1911; Honorary Secretary and Editor of the Walpole Society, 1911-1922; Art Adviser to the Board of Inland Revenue for picture valuations, 1914-1919; Lecturer on the History of Painting to the Education Committee of London County Council, and the University of London.


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  • Created by: julia&keld
  • Added: 21 Sep 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 58998474
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Alexander Joseph Finberg (23 Apr 1866–15 Mar 1939), Find A Grave Memorial no. 58998474, citing Barnes Cemetery, Barnes, London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, Greater London, England ; Maintained by julia&keld (contributor 46812479) .