Seidlitz, Woldemar von

Full Name: 
Seidlitz, Woldemar von
Date Born: 
1850
Date Died: 
1922
Place Born: 
St. Petersburg, Russia
Place Died: 
Dresden, Germany
Home Country: 
Germany
Gender: 
male
Overview: 

Museum director at Dresden. He collaborated with Georg Gronau on Leonardo scholarship.

Udo Kultermann sites Seidlitz among those Gründerzeit museum directors, along with Wilhelm Bode, Alfred Lichtwark, Justus Brinckmann, and Karl Woermann, as responsible for the formation of art history by virtue of their scholarship and interest in museum training.

Sources: 

Metzler Kunsthistoriker Lexikon: zweihundert Porträts deutschsprachiger Autoren aus vier Jahrhunderten. Stuttgart: Metzler, 1999, pp. 382-4; Kultermann, Udo. The History of Art History. New York: Abaris, 1993, pp. 138.