Vincent Scully

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Vincent Scully (right) at the National Building Museum hands over the 2005 Scully Prize to Prince Charles (left)

Vincent Joseph Scully Jr. (August 21, 1920 – November 30, 2017)[1] was an American art historian. He was born in New Haven, Connecticut.

Scully was Sterling Professor Emeritus of the History of Art in Architecture at Yale University. He was the author of several books on the subject. Architect Philip Johnson once described Scully as "the most influential architectural teacher ever."[2] His lectures at Yale were known to attract casual visitors and packed houses, and regularly received standing ovations.

In 2004, President George W. Bush presented Scully with the National Medal of Arts, the United States' highest honor for artists and arts patrons.[2][3]

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  1. National Building Museum
  2. 2.0 2.1 Richard Conniff, "The Patriarch," Yale Alumni Magazine, March/April 2008.
  3. "Scully is awarded National Medal of Arts at White House ceremony," Yale Bulletin & Calendar, December 3, 2004 (retrieved February 6, 2009).