Nebraska Authors

Thomas Munro

Born 1897-02-15 Omaha, NE (USA)

Died 1974

Places Lived

New Jersey
New York

Author Of

  • Nonfiction


Art History; Aesthetics; Art Criticism; Scholarship


Amherst College, 1912-1915
AB, AM and Ph.D., 1916, 1917, 1920, Columbia University


Professor of Philosophy
Associate Educational Director
Visiting Professor of Modern Art

Places Worked

Columbia University
Barnes Foundation
University of Pennsylvania
Rutgers University
Cleveland Museum of Art
Western Reserve University


Visiting Professor of Aesthetics, Sorbonne, 1949-50
Visiting Professor of Modern Art, University of Penn., 1924-27
Decorated Chevalier, Legion of Honor, France, 1953
Honorary L.H.D., Coe College, 1955
Ursuline College Awards for publications in Fine Arts


Royal Society of Arts (fellow)
American Academy of Arts and Sciences
American Association for Advancement of Science
American Society for Aesthetics (president, 1942-44, honorary president, 1963)
American Philosophical Association
College Art Association
American Museums Association
Union Interallie (Paris)


Scientific Method in Aesthetics. 1928.
Great Pictures of Europe. 1930.
The Arts and Their Interrelations. 1949. (revised edition, 1967)
Toward Science in Aesthetics. 1956.
Art Education: Its Philosophy and Psychology. 1956.
Evolution in the Arts. 1963.
Oriental Aesthetics. 1965.
Primitive Negro Sculpture. 1968. (with P. Guillaume)

Contributor of articles to Art and Philosophy periodicals.

Editor of Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism, 1945-63.

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