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Norman Neuerburg papers regarding Getty Villa design and construction, 1966-1987 (bulk 1970-1975)

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Norman Neuerburg papers regarding Getty Villa design and construction, 1966-1987, bulk 1970-1975

Biographical/Historical Note

Norman Neuerburg, an art and architecture historian, artist, and university professor, was born in 1926 in Universal City, California. After serving in the army in Italy during World War II, Dr. Neuerburg received his B.A. in Greek from the University of California, Los Angeles, in 1953 and his M.A. and Ph.D. in art history from New York University's Institute of Fine Arts, in 1955 and 1960, respectively. From 1955 to 1957, he was a Fellow at the American Academy in Rome.

Dr. Neuerburg taught art history at many major research institutions, including the University of California, Los Angeles, University of California, Berkeley, University of California, Riverside, University of Southern California, Indiana University, the California Institute of the Arts, and California State University, Dominguez Hills. He also acted as an historical consultant to the J. Paul Getty Museum, California's historic missions, El Pueblo de Los Angeles, and the Santa Barbara Trust for Historical Preservation, as well as curator of Spanish colonial art at the Southwest Museum. Dr. Neuerburg died of complications from a stroke in 1997 in his native Los Angeles.




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