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Diez, Ernst

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    Full Name: Diez, Ernst

    Other Names:

    • Ernst Diez

    Gender: male

    Date Born: 1878

    Date Died: 1961

    Place Born: Lölling, Austria

    Place Died: Vienna, Vienna state, Austria

    Home Country/ies: Austria

    Subject Area(s): Byzantine (culture or style) and Medieval (European)


    Byzantinist, Josef Rudolf Thomas Strzygowski student and professor at Bryn Mawr College, 1939-1943. 1919 Lecturer, University of Vienna; 1926-1939 professor at Bryn Mawr; 1939-1943 returned to Vienna; Associate Professor, 1943-1949 first professor of art history in Ankara. Together with Curt Glaser and Ernst Grosse, Diez established the theoretic foundation for Asian art in the German-speaking world (Metzler).

    Selected Bibliography

    and Otto Demus. Byzantine Mosaics in Greece, Hosios Lucas and Daphni. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1931.


    Kleinbauer, W. Eugene. Modern Perspectives in Western Art History: An Anthology of 20th-Century Writings on the Visual Arts. New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1971, pp. 23, 50 mentioned; Metzler Kunsthistoriker Lexikon. Stuttgart: J. B. Metzler, 1999, pp. 59-61.


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

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