Director of the Kunsthistorischen Institut at the University of Bern. Hüttinger received his Ph.D. in 1952 and his habilitation in 1963, both from the University of Zürich. Between 1955-1965 he was conservator and director of exhibitions at the Kunsthaus in Zürich. He joined the faculty of the University of Heidelberg in 1966 as professor of art history and remained until 1969. That year he was appointed director of the Kunsthistorischen Institut at the University of Bern. Hüttinger's specialty was Italian and Dutch renaissance art, specifically reception theory and the history of art history. As a museum director he was called upon to publish in a wide variety of areas, including modern art. He published two works on the Swiss sculpture Max Bill.
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