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Kurth, Willy

    Full Name: Kurth, Willy

    Gender: male

    Date Born: 1881

    Date Died: unknown

    Home Country/ies: Germany

    Subject Area(s): graphic arts

    Career(s): curators


    Progressive curator of the Berlin graphics division (Kupferstichkabinett) at the Berlin Museums. Kurth served in the prints department under the director, Friedrich Winkler. His area was modernist graphics. At a time when the Nazi’s were attacking modern art, Kurth bought prints by some of their biggest targets, such as Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, for the collection. (wife, Bettina Kris)

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    "Kurth, Willy." Dictionary of Art Historians (website).

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