Alscher, Ludger

Full Name: 
Alscher, Ludger
Year Born: 
1916
Year Died: 
1985
Place Born: 
Münster, Germany
Place Died: 
Berlin, Germany
Home Country: 
Germany
Overview: 
Specialist in classical Greek and Roman art. Alscher studied under Ernst Buschor (q.v.) at Munich, and was charged with reorganizing the Archaeological Institute at the University of Jena after World War II in 1945. In 1951, he moved to a professorship at the Humboldt University in (East) Berlin, where he was named an ordentliche (full) Professor in 1953. Published a four-volume history of the development of Greek sculpture, that was influenced by his training in the analysis of forms.
Selected Bibliography: 
Götter vor Gericht: das Fälschungsproblem des Bostoner "Throns" die klassisch-griechische Kunst und die Archäologen. Berlin: Deutscher Verlag der Wissenschaften, 1963; Griechische Plastik. 4 vols. Berlin: Deutscher Verlag der Wissenschaften, 1954-1963.
Sources: 
Archäologenbildnisse: Porträts und Kurzbiographien von Klassichen Archäologen deutscher Sprache. Reinhard Lullies, ed. Mainz am Rhein: Verlag Philipp von Zabern, 1988: 319-320.