Henri Focillon

Henri Focillon (7 September 1881 – 3 March 1943) was a French art historian.

He was the son of the printmaker Victor-Louis Focillon.

He was Director of the Musée des Beaux-Arts in Lyon. Professor of Art History at the University of Lyon, at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Lyon, at the Sorbonne, at the Collège de France and then in the United States, where he went into exile and taught at Yale University. A poet, printmaker, and teacher, Henri Focillon formed generations of art historians including George Kubler. He remains best known for his works on medieval art, most of which were translated into English. Provided by Wikipedia