Encyclopedia of World Biography. Diderot- Forbes by Paula K. Byers, Suzanne Michele Bourgoin

By Paula K. Byers, Suzanne Michele Bourgoin

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An illuminating outline of Dobell and his work is contained in James Gleeson’s elaborately illustrated review, Masterpieces of Australian Painting (1969). : Hutchinson of Australia, 1983. Gleeson, James, William Dobell, a biographical and critical study, London: Angus & Robertson, 1981. Ⅺ Theodosius Dobzhansky Theodosius Dobzhansky (1900-1975) synthesized field study and laboratory experimentation in the study of natural selection, laying a foundation for Darwinian evolutionary theory. F ew biologists have made more important contributions to 20th-century evolutionary theory than Theodosius Dobzhansky.

Of which her father was a partner. Her mother’s father, David Hoadley, was a high ranking executive of large financial concerns. And her grandmother, Melissa Phelps Dodge, imparted the business know-how of her father, the successful Anson G. Phelps. Surrounded by such successful people, Grace Dodge developed strong business and management skills. Since she was a woman, however, she could not apply her talents as her forefathers had to ventures in copper, silk, or railroads. Dodge’s formal education came from private tutors and, starting in 1872, two years at Miss Porter’s school for young ladies at Farmington, Connecticut.

During his late years Dix enjoyed a number of prestigious teaching posts. Suffering poor health the last few years of his life, Dix died of a stroke, at the age of 77, on July 25, 1969. Further Reading Although much of the Dix literature is written in German, English language studies have appeared. Linda F. McGreevy, The Life 33 34 DJ ILA S ENCYCLOPEDIA OF WORLD BIOGRAPHY and Works of Otto Dix (1981) discusses the artist’s entire career, while Brigid S. Barton, Otto Dix and Die Neue Sachlichkeit (1981) concentrates on the years from 1918 to 1925.

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