Halina Nelken

Art historian, author

Born Sept. 20, 1925, Cracow, Poland; survivor of Plasz—w, Auschwitz, Ravensbruck concentration camps; came to U.S., 1959; daughter of Edmund and Regina (Barber); child: Les Daniel.

Education: Master of Philosophy (M.Ph.), Jagiellonian University, Cracow, 1952.

Career: curator, National Museum, Cracow, 1950-57; director, Museum of Silesia, Gliwice (Poland), 1957-58; assistant, Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna (Austria), 1958-59, Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge (MA), 1960-66; prof., Emerson College, Tufts University, Medford (MA), 1966-80; free-lance author, researcher, lecturer.

Author: Stanistaw Wyspianski, 1958, 1959; Alexander von Humboldt, 1980; Pamietnik z getta w Krakowie, 1987; Images of a Lost World, 1991; editor, Stanislawa Serafinska - Jan Matejko, Wspomnienia Rodzinne, 1955, 1959, Humboldtiana at Harvard, 1976.

Member of: board member, American Association for Polish - Jewish Studies, 1989; Children of the Holocaust; American Polish Art Historians; volunteer, International Executive Service Corps in Africa, Zimbabwe, 1989, Malawi, 1994.

Honors: research grants, American Philosophical Society, Tufts University, Cambridge Public Library, 1981-82, University of Jerusalem (Israel), 1984; awards for exhibitions, A. Humboldt Foundation, Bonn (Germany), 1976-80.

Affiliation: Jewish.

Languages: Polish, German, English, Latin, French, Russian.

Hobbies: piano playing, flower gardening, hiking.

Home: 9 Chauncy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138.

From: "Who's Who in Polish America" 1st Edition 1996-1997, Boleslaw Wierzbianski editor; Bicentennial Publishing Corporation,
New York, NY, 1996