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Paul Nizon

Paul Nizon Swiss art historian

Swiss art historian
Paul Nizon
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Intro Swiss art historian
Is Historian Art historian Writer
From Switzerland
Gender male
Birth 19 December 1929, Bern, Switzerland
Age: 90 years
Star sign SagittariusSagittarius
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Paul Nizon (born 19 December 1929 in Bern) is a Swiss art historian and writer.

The son of a Russian chemist and a Swiss mother, after leaving school he studied history of art, classical archaeology and German language and literature in the universities of Berne and Munich. He obtained his doctorate in 1957 with a thesis on Vincent van Gogh. He worked as an assistant at the Historisches Museum in Berne up to 1959. In 1960 he was awarded a scholarship at the Swiss Institute in Rome. In 1961 he was a leading art critic of the Neue Z├╝rcher Zeitung. Since 1962 Nizon, who has lived in Paris since 1977, has been a freelance writer. He has held various guest lectureships, including in 1984 in the University of Frankfurt am Main and 1987 in Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri. Paul Nizon's estate is archived in the Swiss Literary Archives in Bern.

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