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James Carson Webster ’29 *39

Published in Oct. 11, 1989, issue

Carson died on Feb. 15, 1989. He prepared for Princeton at the Cedarville School. After our graduation, he spent two summers studying at the Sorbonne and then re¬turned to Princeton to continue his advanced study of art history. He received an M.F.A. in 1933 and a Ph.D. in 1939.

Carson's scholarly career was centered at Northwest¬ern, where he became an instructor in 1934 and a full professor in 1948. He was also a visiting professor at the Univ. of Chicago, the editor of the Art Bulletin, and the book-review editor of the College Art Journal. Among his impressive scholarly publications were Labors of The Months in Antique and Medieval Art, Techniques of Impressionism, and (most recently) Erasmus Palmer: Sculpture and Ideas.

He married Elizabeth Linard in 1935. She survives, as do their son, James Carson Jr. *74, and two sisters, Isabel and Janet Ebster.

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