Heinse, Johann Jakob Wilhelm

Full Name: 
Heinse, Johann Jakob Wilhelm
Date Born: 
1746
Date Died: 
1803
Place Born: 
Langewiesen, Germany
Place Died: 
Aschaffenburg, Germany
Home Country: 
Germany
Overview: 

Romantic art historian; disagreed with Winckelmann on the importance of Greek art as a measure

Selected Bibliography: 
"Briefe aus der düsseldorfer Gemäldegalerie." In Teutschem Merkur 1776 & 1777; Ardinghello und die glückselign Insel (novel) 1787.
Sources: 
KGK, 144-5; Schiff, Gert. "Introduction." German Essays on Art History. New York: Continuum, 1988, pp. xvi-xix, 280; Metzler Kunsthistoriker Lexikon: zweihundert Porträts deutschsprachiger Autoren aus vier Jahrhunderten. Stuttgart: Metzler, 1999, pp. 164-6.