Dintses Lev Adolphovich

23 June 1895 (1895-06-23), Vilno — 31 August 1948 (1948-09-01), Leningrad

Biography, education, career:

In July 1941 Lev Dintses defended his Candidate’s Dissertation in Art History in Leningrad; it was titled Folk Handicraft of Krestets-Valdai Stitching. In 1925‑1928 he worked as a researcher at the State Museum Fund in Leningrad. In 1930‑1937 he was a researcher, and in 1937‑1942 – Head of the Department of Folk Artistic Handicrafts of State Russian Museum. In 1942‑1944 he worked as a researcher at the Institute for the History of Material Culture. In 1944-1946 he lectured at the Department of Art History of the Faculty of History, Leningrad State University. In 1946-1948 he worked as a researcher at the Department of Europe of the Leningrad Branch of the Institute of Ethnography, USSR Academy of Sciences.

Areas of expertise: Folk art; History and ethnography of Slavic peoples; History and ethnography of Mongolian peoples; folk art of East Slavs; archaeology of Eastern Europe

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