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Oliver Waterman Larkin

Larkin, Oliver Waterman, 1896–1970, American art historian, b. Medford, Mass. Larkin taught at Smith from 1924 to 1964. His major work is Art and Life in America (1949; Pulitzer Prize in history, 1950). He is also the author of Samuel F. B. Morse (1954) and Daumier, Man of His Time (1966). Larkin contributed many outstanding articles to the major art journals.

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