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Lücken, Gottfried von

    Full Name: Lücken, Gottfried von

    Gender: male

    Date Born: 1883

    Date Died: 1976

    Place Born: Wredenhagen, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany

    Place Died: Munich, Bavaria, Germany

    Home Country/ies: Germany

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


    Specialist in ancient Greek art, especially sarcophagi. His 1930 book Entwicklung der Parthenonskulptur traced stylistic differences in the North frieze of the Parthenon sculptures not to different artists but to a steady process of stylistic development. Lücken’s academic career spanned the Weimar, Nazi and DDR eras as a Professor at the University of Rostock (1921-1971), but he emigrated from the DDR after retirement (at age 88) to Munich. His students included Lotte H. Eisner.

    Selected Bibliography

    Die Entwicklung der Parthenonskulptur, 1930.


    Archäologenbildnisse: Porträts und Kurzbiographien von Klassichen Archäologen deutscher Sprache. Reinhard Lullies, ed. Mainz am Rhein: Verlag Philipp von Zabern, 1988: 218-219.


    "Lücken, Gottfried von." Dictionary of Art Historians (website).

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