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Buchner, Ernst

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    Full Name: Buchner, Ernst

    Gender: male

    Date Born: 1892

    Date Died: 1962

    Home Country/ies: Germany


    First Director Wallraf-Rich. Museum. Buchner studied under Heinrich Wölfflin. As the director of the Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen (Bavarian State Painting Collections), he assisted the Gestapo in the confiscation of Jewish collections. He played a crucial role in the removal of the Gent altarpiece to Germany. After Germany’s surrender, he was ismissed from his position in 1945. Buchner was reinstalled in 1953.


    Wölfflin, Heinrich. Heinrich Wölfflin, 1864-1945: Autobiographie, Tagebücher und Briefe. Joseph Ganter, ed. Basel: Schwabe & Co., 1982, p. 490; “Raub und Resitution” Jüdisches Museum Berlin (exhibition webpage)


    "Buchner, Ernst." Dictionary of Art Historians (website).

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