Gisela Marie Augusta Richter

Prename: Gisela Marie Augusta
Surname: Richter
Profession: Museum curator
Birthday: 08/14/1882
Place of birth: London
Date of death: 12/24/1972
Place of death: Rome
Education: 1901–04 Girton College, Cambridge; 1904–05 British School of Archaeology in Athens, Greece
Career: 1905 catalogues newly acquired Greek vases at the Metropolitan Museum of Art; 1906–10 assistant to the curator of Greek and Roman art; 1910 assistant curator, 1922 associate curator, 1925–48 curator of Greek and Roman art, Metropolitan Museum of Art; lectures at several universities in New York; 1948–52 honorary curator, from 1952 curator emeritus in Rome; 1961 visiting professor at the American Academy of Classical Studies in Athens
Memberships: American Association of University Women (AAUW)
Biographical literature: Ingrid E.M. Edlund, Anna Marguerite McCann, and Claire Richter Sherman, “Gisela Marie Augusta Richter (1882–1972): Scholar of Classical Art and Museum Archaeologist,” in Women as Interpreters of the Visual Arts, 1820–1979, ed. Claire Richter Sherman and Adele M. Holcomb (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1981), 275–300; Steven L. Dyson, Ancient Marbles to American Shores: Classical Archaeology in the United States (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1998), 145–9
Major works: *Handbook of Greek Art: A Survey of the Visual Art of Ancient Greece* (Oxford: Phaidon, 1959); *Italienische Malerei der Rennaisance im Briefwechsel von Giovanni Morelli und Jean Paul Richter* (with Irma Richter; Baden-Baden: B. Grimm, 1960); *My Memoirs: Recollections of an Archaeologist’s Life* (Edinburgh: Clark, 1972)