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Horn, Rudolf

    Full Name: Horn, Rudolf

    Gender: male

    Date Born: 1903

    Date Died: 1984

    Place Born: Waldangelloch, Baden-Württemberg, Germany

    Place Died: Göttingen, Lower Saxony, Germany

    Home Country/ies: Germany

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


    Specialist in classical greek sculpture. Particularly concerned with the differentiation between the High and Late Hellenistic periods. Called to a professorship in Classical Archaeology at the University of Göttingen in 1941, but did not assume the position until 1945, in the meantime serving in the Foreign Office during World War II. Educated many future archaeologists and art historians of classical Greece, although not affiliated or responsible for a particular “school” or method.

    Selected Bibliography

    “Stehende weibliche Gewandstatuten in der hellenistischen Plastik” RM 2. Ergh. (1931); “Hellenistische Köpfe” RM 52 (1937): 140ff. and RM 53 (1938): 70ff.; “Das hellenistische Bildnis” Gnomon 24 (1952): 241ff.; “Hellenistische Bildwerke auf Samos” Samos XII (1972)


    Archäologenbildnisse: Porträts und Kurzbiographien von Klassichen Archäologen deutscher Sprache. Reinhard Lullies, ed. Mainz am Rhein: Verlag Philipp von Zabern, 1988: 276-277.


    "Horn, Rudolf." Dictionary of Art Historians (website).

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