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Dora Jane Janson
Dora Jane Janson, née Heineberg (1916-2002) was an American art historian, who collaborated with her husband Horst W. Janson.
Dora Jane Janson was born in Philadelphia. She studied art history at Radcliffe College, where she met Horst W. Janson, an émigré graduate student at Harvard University. The couple married after he had gained his PhD in 1941. Janson "never denied that she conciously sacrificed her career to raise children". She helped her husband with his 1952 monograph Apes and Ape Lore in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, providing an "exemplary index". She also collaborated as co-author with her husband on The Story of Painting for Young People (1954) and History of Art (1962). History of Art entirely excluded women painters.
Dora Janson's From slave to siren (1971), an extensive catalog of a Duke University Museum of Art exhibition on Victorian women's jewellery, related the jewelry to changing 19th-century ideals of feminine beauty and behaviour, reflected in cameo portraiture.