Maurice Blaug

Maurice Blaug
Maurice Blaug

Born in Amsterdam, Holland I came to America on the run from Hitler. After World War II, I returned to Amsterdam and attended an innovative high school. There I grew to love literature, history and especially the visual arts and birds. Back in America for college, my interest in birds led to one in science. After some zigs and zags, I ended up advanced degrees in Physics and Biology. Meanwhile, when I could, I painted and read widely.

In 1970 I was lucky enough to be able to put it all together by teaching at Hutchins. I helped develop some of the lower division courses, particularly 202. In the upper division, I created interdisciplinary courses in the human body, hands-on explorations in the visual arts and multi-modal ways of perceiving nature. In retirement, I continue to paint and read in science, the visual arts, history and literature.