Wolfgang Radt (Hrsg. She spoke Greek, French, German, Italian, and Turkish and could make her way in Mandarin, Russian, and Arabic. “I had lovely times with Iris, who might have been a headache, but literally never was a bore to me,” Ms. Smith wrote. She died on April 17, 2020 in Manhattan. She believed she had found the original head of Aphrodite by the artist Praxiteles in the depots of the British Museum, which would have been one of the most spectacular discoveries in the history of ancient art. “A previous reporter from a woman’s magazine has been disappointed to learn that Miss Love can’t wear skin creams at Knidos because the dust would cling to her face,” the Times reporter wrote on a visit to her Upper East Side apartment in Manhattan. She was famously loquacious in English, too. Ms. Love died of the novel coronavirus on April 17 at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center in Manhattan, a friend, Carri Lyon, said. Departures. Smith used to chastise Ms. Love, as she noted in her memoir, “Natural Blonde” (2000): “Don’t begin the story back when they invented language. “She rose every morning convinced she could move the world if only she had a lever,” Ms. Smith wrote of her friend. Ms. Smith used to chastise Ms. Love, as she noted in her memoir, “Natural Blonde” (2000): “Don’t begin the story back when they invented language. By the late 1980s, she had begun to breed dogs in earnest from her property in Vermont, including a number of Westminster Kennel Club champions. (Josephthal) Love, was an heiress and arts patron, the daughter of Edyth Guggenheim and Louis Josephthal, an admiral and the founder of a brokerage firm. Ms. Love’s Turkish workers, however, called her Mister Director. “Archaeology relies on facts, and Iris was given to informed and colorful speculation, which added coloratura to the discipline. “Archaeology relies on facts, and Iris was given to informed and colorful speculation, which added coloratura to the discipline. Iris Love, Self: Wiener Takes All: A Dogumentary. Also, though she had completed the course work for a doctorate, Ms. Love never wrote a thesis, and as The New Yorker noted in a profile of her in 1978, her degree-less status further irritated jealous peers, who had derided her for her skill at fund-raising, not to mention her gender. Finger im Staub. There are enough Ph.D.s, and whether we gained another book or not doesn’t matter in the long run. Iris Cornelia Love was born on Aug. 1, 1933, in New York City. Iris Love, art historian, champion dog breeder, and the longtime romantic partner of gossip columnist Liz Smith, was just as comfortable in the ancient world as in the society pages. When, in 1971, The New York Times wrote about her for the third time, she was 38 and several years into what would become an 11-year dig at Knidos, an ancient Greek city that is now part of Turkey. 24 February 2009, 30 June 2014 (English). Get to the bottom line.”. 19 January 1970, published 30 June 2014. Iris Love and Brooke Astor, 1992 Ron Galella Collection via Getty Images ‘She brought archaeology and ancient art to a whole new strata of society,’ Carlos Picon, an antiquities expert who was curator of Greek and Roman art at the Met for 28 years, told the New York Times . Ege Yayınları, Istanbul 2006. She was Indiana Jones in a miniskirt, a celebrity archaeologist hatched out of old New York aristocracy. She was a public intellectual in a way that was not typical of archaeology.”. In: The New York Times. Ms. Love appeared, variously, as Alexander Hamilton, Cleopatra and a Viking. Internationales Symposion 6./7. She earned a master’s degree from NYU’s Institute of Fine Arts and had finished Ph.D. classes there, but not her thesis, because as she often said, she was too busy with Knidos, overseeing the dig each summer and fund-raising most winters, to write it. “She had a formidable energy and enthusiasm that separated her from the more cautious of her peers,” said Maxwell Anderson, a past curator of the department of Greek and Roman Art at the Met. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/23/nyregion/iris-love-dead.html?campaign_id=2&emc=edit_th_200424&instance_id=17875&nl=todaysheadlines®i_id=31130292&segment_id=25868&user_id=4f28d9ae2238dc269f44c5b84ae7b75c, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Iris_Love&oldid=979846238, Deaths from the COVID-19 pandemic in New York City, Short description is different from Wikidata, Wikipedia articles with BIBSYS identifiers, Wikipedia articles with WorldCat identifiers, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 23 September 2020, at 03:44. Ms. Love, always peripatetic, spent months in Italy, often with another longtime partner, Bice Brichetto, an Italian baroness, artist and costume designer, leaving Ms. Smith, as she wrote, to take care of “Iris business” and the dogs. Get to the bottom line.”. An archaeologist, she also cut a stylish figure in New York society and went on to breed champion dachshunds. Post Long Island University (LIU Post). “She popularized it and warmed it up, and it seemed like everybody knew her name. Neither storied institution was pleased. The discovery attracted international media attention when it was presented at the annual meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America, and attracted many famous guests to the excavation site, including Mick and Bianca Jagger. Ms. Love had already made headlines when she was a graduate student at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, for outing as forgeries a prized group of Etruscan warriors at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Also, though she had completed the course work for a doctorate, Ms. Love never wrote a thesis, and as The New Yorker noted in a profile of her in 1978, her degree-less status further irritated jealous peers, who had derided her for her skill at fund-raising, not to mention her gender. May 2012, 30. She was famously loquacious in English, too. There she discovered a temple to Aphrodite on the same summer day in 1969 that Neil Armstrong walked on the moon. Ms. Love left no immediate survivors. , Iris Cornelia Love is perhaps best known for her archaeological work in Knidos, which began when she traveled there with Turkish archaeologist Aşkıdil Akarca and continued after raising funds from Long Island University for further excavation on an annual basis. “Beautiful girls in bikinis,” said another. 2002, 30 June 2014. Ms. Smith was proud of her companion’s new métier, though it came with complications. Nomen est omen: Eine Dame namens Love entdeckte den Tempel der Liebe. Her father, Cornelius Ruxton Love Jr., was a diplomat, an investment banker employed by his father-in-law, a collector and a descendant of Alexander Hamilton. Der Spiegel 4/1970. Neither storied institution was pleased. Judy Wieder: Liz Smith Tells on Herself. Chalk it up perhaps to the sexism of the time, and the parochialism of her field. , From an early age, she was interested in archaeology and art history, encouraged experts who frequented her parents' home, such as Director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art James Rorimer and archaeologist Gisela Richter. Like us on Facebook to see similar stories, In California: Today's the deadline to register online to vote; Dodgers head to Series, More Than 70% of Shoppers Have This Food Fear About Coronavirus, Iris Love, stylish archaeologist and dog breeder, dies at 86. She was Indiana Jones in a miniskirt, a celebrity archaeologist hatched out of old New York aristocracy. She liked to name the dogs for figures in Greek mythology, like Achilles and Tyche. Iris Cornelia Love (August 1,1933 – April 17, 2020) was an American classical archaeologist, best known for the rediscovery of the Temple of Aphrodite, Knidos. Read about others here. She was in the home of a friend with Euphrosyne, left, and Diomedes (on her lap). Jack Robinson/Condé Nast, via Getty Images. She graduated from Smith College in 1955; Sylvia Plath was a classmate. , Love completed her Bachelor of Arts at Smith College, which included a year abroad at the University of Florence. “Amazons,” one archaeologist scoffed, referring to Ms. Love’s mostly female crew at Knidos. Ms. Love attended the Brearley School in Manhattan and the Madeira School in Virginia. The Advocate. Ms. Love learned Latin before first grade and would grow up to be a polylinguist. In 1969, her team discovered a foundation that Love thought was the remains of the Temple of Aphrodite, confirming the instinct with inscriptions found the following year.. Iris learned Latin before first grade and would grow up to be a polylinguist. Her parents were remote figures, as was the custom of the time for her demographic, but luckily she had a British governess, Katie Wray, who happened to be a classicist. She liked to name her dachsunds after figures in ancient Greek mythology. This obituary is part of a series about people who have died in the coronavirus pandemic. In 1933, Iris Cornelia Love was born in New York to Cornelius Love and Audrey Josephthal, and was a maternal great-great-granddaughter of Meyer Guggenheim. Her mother, Audrey B. Greco-Roman Curator Bernard Ashmole vehemently contested this interpretation (and the implication that he had overlooked the masterpiece by then), stirring a dispute in the press. Her parents were remote figures, as was the custom of the time for her demographic, but luckily she had a British governess, Katie Wray, who happened to be a classicist. Her mother, Audrey B. Iris Cornelia Love was born on Aug. 1, 1933, in New York City. She was once known as the archaeologist in a miniskirt, a scion of old New York whose second career was raising Westminster Kennel Club champions. This was due perhaps to the sexism of the time, and the parochialism of her field.
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