Alan Tait

Biography of Alan Tait

Alan Andrew Anderson Hutton Tait was Richmond Chair of Fine Arts from 1984 to 2012

He was educated at Rugby School and the School of Architecture of Edinburgh College of Art, from where he received the Diploma in Architecture in 1961. He then proceeded as a Carnegie Scholar to Jesus College, Cambridge, where he graduated with the degree of Ph.D. in 1965.

Tait was a Visiting Lecturer in the Department of Art History at Columbia University, New York, from 1965-1966 and was then appointed to a Lectureship in the History of Fine Art at the University of Glasgow. He was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 1976 and Reader in 1982. On 1 October 1984 Tait was appointed to the Richmond Chair of Fine Arts succeeding Professor Ronald Pickvance who retired that same year. Professor Tait was succeeded by Professor Nick Pearce in 2012.


Alan Tait
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