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July 15, 2007
AND Stanley Meisler's point in his review of Sargent's works ["Portrait of an Artist on Vacation," July 8] is? The exhibition is not in Los Angeles, not even in California. If I wanted an art history lesson, I would go to the library or the museum. STEPHANY YABLOW North Hollywood
Before taking a class during her senior year at Rosemead High School, Lisa Chan thought art history was nothing more than learning the difference between a Monet and Manet, a Picasso and Pissarro. But while earning an art history degree at UCLA last spring and interning at museums in Los Angeles and Washington, D.C., Chan, 22, has discovered there's almost no end to where art history can lead. This summer, Chan was one of 12 undergraduates chosen for an internship with the J.
April 21, 2013 | By Amy Kaufman
William Wilson, who wrote art criticism for the Los Angeles Times for more than three decades, died Saturday after suffering  from Alzheimer's disease for several years. He was 78. Wilson, who was diagnosed with the disease four years ago, passed away peacefully in a care facility, according to an email distributed to his friends by artist Donald Lagerberg. In his 33 years at The Times, Wilson reviewed numerous art museum exhibitions and wrote at length about famed artists such as Douanier Rousseau and Andy Warhol.
November 17, 2006 | Mary Rourke, Times Staff Writer
S. Lane Faison Jr., an art history professor at Williams College whose passion for the subject inspired generations of students, a number of whom became curators and directors at top U.S. museums, has died. He was 98. Faison, who was also an expert on art confiscated by the Nazis during World War II, died Nov. 11 at his home in Williamstown, Mass. The cause was not given.
August 14, 1996 | Associated Press
A retired art history professor pleaded guilty Tuesday to possessing 14th century religious and historical documents stolen from libraries at the Vatican and in Spain. Anthony Melnikas did not admit taking the illustrated manuscript pages. But the 69-year-old former Ohio State professor gave no explanation of how he obtained them. He could get up to 64 years in prison and $2 million in fines. No sentencing date was set.
January 19, 1986
Jennifer Merin's detailed survey of Haitian art (Nov. 17) is a splendid guide to artists and galleries in Haiti. The author has done her homework about Haiti's art history, and she writes knowledgeably about specific artists and prices of their work. For those readers not able to travel to Haiti, my Spirit of Haiti Gallery opened Nov. 1 at 1583 Spinnaker Drive, Ventura Harbor Village, Ventura. The gallery offers many of the artists cited by Merin. LAURA PECK Ventura
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