Sir John Beazley

Photo of Sir John Beazley
  • Portrait by Cecil Beaton: Sir John Beazley, Beazley Archive

Sir John Beazley (1885-1970) was Professor of Classical Archaeology and Art in the University from 1925-1956. A world authority on Greek Art, he established the study of Athenian figure-decorated pottery as a branch of fine art. His scholarship now forms the basis for the Beazley Archive Pottery Database.

Photo of Berlin vase
  • Photograph: Berlin Painter's name-vase in the Antikensammlung, Berlin.
Photo of Sir John Beazley studying lekythoi
  • Sir John Beazley studying lekythoi, Beazley Archive