George T. Noszlopy
|George Thomas Noszlopy|
|Died||5 June 2011, age 78|
George Thomas Noszlopy was a Hungarian art historian, based in England from the 1950s, and the author (as George T. Noszlopy) of several books on the public sculpture of the English midlands. At the time of his sudden death on 5 June 2011, at the age 78, he was Emeritus Professor and Senior Research Fellow at Birmingham City University's Institute of Art and Design.
Noszlopy was born in Budapest, Hungary and graduated with a degree in museology (art history and subsidiary subjects) from Eötvös Loránd University in 1956. In October 1956 he was elected to the Revolutionary Committee of the Hungarian Artists' Association, but was arrested shortly after the second Soviet military intervention, the same year. He fled Hungary and lived briefly in Vienna and Paris, then settled in London.
In 1960, after three years study at the Courtauld Institute, he became a teacher at Coventry College of Art, soon moving to Birmingham College of Art. In 1991, following the fall of communism, Eötvös Loránd University awarded him a DPhil summa cum laude. He was a foundation member of the Association of Art Historians.
Adrian Hicken, a professor at Bath Spa University, said in an obituary that Noszlopy had "made notable contributions to the teaching and dissemination of art history in England for almost fifty years".
- Monograph on the painter Bryan Pearce, 1964
- Note on West’s ‘Apotheosis of Nelson’
- Public Sculpture of Britain
- —— (1998). Public Sculpture of Birmingham. Jeremy Beach (ed.) (Illustrated ed.). Liverpool University Press. ISBN 0853236925.
- —— (2003). Public sculpture of Warwickshire, Coventry and Solihull. Liverpool University Press. ISBN 9780853238478.
- —— (2010). Public Sculpture of Staffordshire and the Black Country (First ed.). Liverpool University Press. ISBN 0853239894.
- ——; Fiona Waterhouse (2010). Public Sculpture of Herefordshire, Shropshire and Worcestershire. Liverpool University Press. ISBN 1846311721.
- ——; Fiona Waterhouse (2008). Birmingham Public Sculpture Trails. Liverpool University Press. ISBN 1846311349.