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Diepolder, Hans

    Full Name: Diepolder, Hans

    Gender: male

    Date Born: 1896

    Date Died: 1969

    Place Born: Regensburg, Bavaria, Germany

    Place Died: Regensburg, Bavaria, Germany

    Home Country/ies: Germany

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


    Specialist in ancient Greek and Roman art, particularly vase painting. Diepolder was first a student and collaborator with Ernst Buschor in Munich. He was the Assistant (1925-1937) and then Director (1937-19??) of the antiquities collection at the Munich Museum. In 1936 he authored the volume on the Penthesilea painter for Bilder griechischer Vasen series edited by J. D. Beazley and Paul Jacobsthal. Named Honorary Professor at Munich University in 1946. When the Museum reopened with a small exhibition space after the war, Diepolder ensured that the first works displayed were works of classical Greek sculpture. His Munich classes inspired many later art historians including George M. A. Hanfmann.

    Selected Bibliography

    Untersuchungen zur Komposition der römisch-campanischen Wandgemälde, in: RM 41, 1926, 1ff.; Die attischen Grabreliefs der 5. und 4. Jhs. 1931; Der Penthesilea-Maler. Bilder griechischer Vasen 10. Berlin: H. Keller, 1936.


    Archäologenbildnisse: Porträts und Kurzbiographien von Klassichen Archäologen deutscher Sprache. Reinhard Lullies, ed. Mainz am Rhein: Verlag Philipp von Zabern, 1988: 270-271.


    "Diepolder, Hans." Dictionary of Art Historians (website).

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