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Rapp, Franz

    Full Name: Rapp, Franz

    Gender: male

    Date Born: 1885

    Date Died: 1951

    Place Born: Erfurt, Thuringia, Germany

    Place Died: Washington, DC, USA


    Art historian and theater scholar. Rapp led the Munich Theater Museum beginning in 1920. Among those who worked under was Martin Weinberger. When the Nazi racial laws prohibiting Jews in positions of authority, Rapp was dismissed. He emigrated in 1935 first to Great Britain and then the United States. In 1945 he was appointed Professor of Art History at Howard University, Washgington, D. C.

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    Contributors: Lee Sorensen


    Lee Sorensen. "Rapp, Franz." Dictionary of Art Historians (website).

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