Charles Kyrle Wilkinson

Dates: 
1897 - 1986

British artist and museum curator; he was born in London, 13 Oct. 1897, son of Horace W., a stained-glasswindow maker, and Frances Adkins; he was educated at the Slade School of Art after serving in World War I; in 1920 he joined the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s excavation team at Thebes as a graphic artist and worked with Davies (q.v.) in Egypt until 1931; he took part in excavations in Iran; he was appointed Curator of Ancient Near Eastern Art at the Metropolitan Museum in 1956; he retired in 1963 as curator emeritus; he held the position of Hagop Kevorkian Curator of Middle Eastern Art and Archaeology at The Brooklyn Museum 1970- 74; he was responsible for copying many Theban tomb paintings which he published in Egyptian Wall Paintings. The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Collection of Facsimiles, 1983; he died in Sharon, Connecticut, 18 April 1986.