- Category : 1885-births
- Type : MGE
- Profile : 4/6 - Opportunistic / Role Model
- Definition : Single
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Rulership 3
Sir John Beazley was a classical archaeologist and art historian, known for his classification of Attic Vases by artistic style. He was Professor of Classical Archaeology and Art at the University of Oxford from 1925 to 1956.
After graduating, Beazley spent time at the British School at Athens. He the returned to University of Oxford as a student and tutor in Classics at Christ Church.
During World War I, Beazley served in military intelligence. For most of the war he worked in Room 40 of the Admiralty's Naval Intelligence Division. He held the temporary rank of second lieutenant from March to October 1916 when he was on secondment to the army.
In 1925, he became Lincoln Professor of Classical Archaeology and Art at the University of Oxford, a position he held until 1956. He specialised in Greek decorated pottery (particularly black-figure and red-figure), and became a world authority on the subject.