Germain Bazin

Germain René Michel Bazin (24 September 1901 – 3 May 1990) was a French art historian, curator at the Louvre Museum from 1951 to 1965.[1]


Germain Bazin was born in Suresnes on 24 September 1901. He studied art history at the University of Paris.[2] Bazin became an art professor at the University of Brussels in 1934 before returning to Paris to work at the Louvre in 1936. From 1951 to 1965 he was chief curator of paintings at the Louvre. From 1965 to 1970 he was in charge of painting restoration for France's national museum system.[3]

He died 3 May 1990.[3]



  1. Bazin, Germain [René Michel], Dictionary of Art Historians
  2. Encyclopedia Americana. Scholastic Library Publishing. 2006. p. 387. ISBN 978-0-7172-0139-6.
  3. 1 2 Germain Bazin Dead; Ex-Louvre Curator, 88, The New York Times, May 5, 1990.
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