Lorenz Eitner joins the faculty of Art and Architecture as Department Chair

He was hired as part of a University program to revitalize the humanities.  His charge was to build up the department.  He recruited new faculty, developed a new curriculum, and forged a strong relationship between the department and the museum.  He was the museum director (on a volunteer basis) until he retired in 1989.  He refurbished the museum and was responsible for the acquisition of the collections of 18th- and 19th-century prints and drawings, Rodin casts, Muybridge photographs, and Asian works. (Retired 1989, died 2009)

  • Stanford Report Obituary for Lorenz Eitner