Julius S. Held
|Full name||Julius Samuel Held|
|Other names||Julius S. Held|
15 April 1905|
|Died||22 December 2002
|Alma mater||University of Freiburg|
|Main interests||Peter Paul Rubens, Rembrandt, Anthony van Dyck|
Julius Samuel Held (1905-2002) was an art historian, collector, and expert on Dutch painters Peter Paul Rubens, Anthony van Dyck, and Rembrandt. He published several monographs and was a professor of art history at Barnard College, Columbia University, from 1937-1970.
Julius S. Held was born on April 15, 1905 to Adolf and Nannette Held, who ran a clothing store in Mosbach, Germany. He attended university in Freiburg, Heidelberg, Berlin, and Vienna, and earned his doctorate from the University of Freiburg in 1930 with a dissertation on Albrecht Dürer. After the Nazi regime came to power in 1933, Held sought a way to emigrate. He arrived in the United States in 1934. In 1936, he married Ingrid-Marta Nordin-Petterson, an art conservator. The couple had two children.
Held became professor of art history at Columbia University's Barnard College in New York City in 1937, a position he held until his retirement in 1970. Later in his life, he moved to Bennington, Vermont, where he died in 2002.
- Julius S. Held Papers at the Getty Institute
- Guide to the Julius S. Held Family Collection at the Leo Baeck Institute, New York, NY
- Interview of Julius Held at the UCLA Library’s Center for Oral History Research
- Record for Julius S. Held in the Archives Directory for the History of Collecting in America at the Frick Collection
- Johnson, Ken (13 January 2003). "Julius Held, 97, Art Historian and Expert on Rembrandt and Rubens". The New York Times. p. 7.
- Genealogical tables, circa 1990; Julius S. Held Family Collection; AR 25002; box 1; folder 2; Leo Baeck Institute.
- Held, Julius Samuel. Dictionary of Art Historians.