David Prall

David Wight Prall (1886–1940) was a philosopher of art. Born on 5 October 1886 in Saginaw, Michigan, Prall received his PhD in philosophy from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1918.

Prall was Professor of Philosophy at Harvard University (1920–21; 1930–40). He taught also at Cornell (1910–12), the University of Texas (1912–14), Amherst (1918–19), and the University of California (1921–30). While at Harvard, Prall was a teacher and mentor to the notable composer and conductor, Leonard Bernstein.

Prall died on 21 October 1940 in Cambridge. MA. His papers are held at Mills College, Oakland, California.

Publications

References

  • Barry Seldes, Leonard Bernstein: The Political Life of an American Musician
  • Prall, David Wight (1886–1940), in The Dictionary of Modern American Philosophers, Edited by John R. Shook (Continuum, 2005).


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