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Schaefer, Karl

    Full Name: Schaefer, Karl

    Other Names:

    • Karl Schäfer

    Gender: male

    Date Born: 03 March 1870

    Date Died: 16 December 1942

    Place Born: Mannheim, Baden-Württemberg, Germany

    Place Died: Munich, Bavaria, Germany

    Home Country/ies: Germany


    Art historian and controversial museum director in Lübeck and Cologne.  Dismissed from the Kunstgewerbe-Museum, Cologne for having an affair a museum curator, Elizabeth Moses, who was later exonerated. He was replaced in Cologne by by Karl With.


    "Schaefer, Karl." Dictionary of Art Historians (website).

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