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Bielefeld, Erwin

    Full Name: Bielefeld, Erwin

    Gender: male

    Date Born: 1907

    Date Died: 1975

    Place Born: Leipzig, Saxony, Germany

    Place Died: Munich, Bavaria, Germany

    Home Country/ies: Germany

    Subject Area(s): Ancient Greek (culture or style), Antique, the, and Classical


    Specialist in classical Greek and Roman art, particularly known for his focused interpretations and histories of single works of art. Forced to leave his university studies in 1935 because of the Jewish heritage of his father, but remained in Germany and survived a forced labor camp (Organization Todt) in France to return to Germany and resume his studies. After finishing his habilitation in 1947, began teaching at the University of Greifswald where he advanced to the rank of full professor in 1959. Due to a publishing ban placed on him by the communist leadership in East Germany in 1958, Bielefeld and his family emigrated to Munich in 1960, where with the help of Ernst Hohmann-Wedeking he was able to work as an ausserplanmäßige Professor until 1974.

    Selected Bibliography

    Amazonmachia. Halle, 1951. “Ein Delphinreiter-Chor” AA (1946/47): 48ff. “Eine attische Hydria in Leipzig” WürzbJbAtlWiss 2 (1947): 173ff. “Eine Iliupersis-Schale des Telephos-Malers” WürzbJbAtlWiss 2 (1947): 358ff Von griechischer Malerei. Halle, 1949. “Schmuck” ArchHom I C (1968)


    Archäologenbildnisse: Porträts und Kurzbiographien von Klassichen Archäologen deutscher Sprache. Reinhard Lullies, ed. Mainz am Rhein: Verlag Philipp von Zabern, 1988: 303-304.


    "Bielefeld, Erwin." Dictionary of Art Historians (website).

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