Entries tagged with "historiography"

Artist and professor of art history at the Universities of Heidelberg, Strasbourg, and Munich; exponent of 20th-century art and founder of the modern art-historical encyclopedia. Burger was the son of a banker. He started architectural studies in 1896 in Munich, but cut them short for enrollment in the military the following year. From 1900 onward, he studied art history in Heidelberg. The new art movement of Darmstadt became the subject of his first publication in 1902. He married the daughter of the Heidelberg classicist Friedrich von Duhn the same year.

Philosopher whose work was influential for art history and historiography. Cassirer was born in Breslau, Silesia, Prussia which is present-day Wroclaw, Poland. He attended the Gymnasium in Breslau before admission to the University of Berlin where he studied jurisprudence and philosophy. Like many students of the era, he also attended university lectures at the universities of Leipzig, Munich, and Heidelberg. He settled at the University of Marburg in 1886. His Ph.D. in philosophy (summa cum laude) appeared in 1899.

Professor (Ordinarius) of art history at the University of Basel, 1938-1967; Medieval and Renaissance scholar and art historiographer. Gantner's father was Alfred Gantner (d. ca. 1943), a manager at the Baden, Switzerland, branch of the engineering firm Brown Boveri, and his mother Marie Wächter (Gantner), (d. 1944), a midwife. He attended the universities of Zürich, Basel, and Geneva before settling in 1915 at the Ludwig-Maximilians Universität, Munich.

Philologist, author of an early art history and exponent of the visual arts. Junius was born into an illustrious Calvinist family. His father, Junius the elder (or Du Jon; 1545-1602), was a French Huguenot theologian who taught in Heidelberg and Leiden. His mother was Joanna (d. 1591), daughter of a Belgian noble, Simon l'Hermite. One uncle, Johan van den Corput (1542-1611), a military engineer and another, Franciscus Gomarus (1563-1641), a theologian was an important figure in the Dutch Reformation. Fanciscus Junius was educated at Leiden in philology, theology and the sciences.

Byzantinist art history professor, historiographer of art. Kleinbauer studied under economics at the University of California, Kleinbauer was the son and namesake of Walter Eugene Kleinbauer and Bernice Barnett (Kleinbauer). After attending secondary school he recieved his bachelor's degree at the University of California, Berkeley, in 1959. He continued at Berkeley, now in art history, writing a master's thesis under Walter W. Horn in 1962.

Historian of the Italian Renaissance; writer on art theory and art historiographer. Podro was the son of the German Jewish author and journalist Joshua Podro and Fanny Podro. Podro received his M.A. in English Literature from Jesus College, Cambridge, in 1954. His Ph.D. was granted from the University College, London in 1961, under E. H. Gombrich, and the philosophers A. J. Ayer (1910-1989) and Richard Wollheim (1923-2003), writing a dissertation on the topic of art theory of Konrad Fiedler (1841-1895).

Scholar of the Italian baroque and Salvator Rosa; historiographer. Luigi Salerno was born Aldo Salerno and Maria Santangelo. His maternal uncle was the art historian Antonino Santangelo. He graduated from Università di Roma, "La Sapienza," in 1946 with a laurea in Storia dell'arte moderna, writing his thesis on the Macchiaioli under Lionello Venturi. He secured a scholarship from the Istituto d'archeologia e storia dell'arte in 1946 and during its final year, 1948, a fellowship at the Warburg Institute in London.

Historiographer; professor of art- and cultural history. Schulte Nordholt studied German language and literature, history, and art history at the University of Amsterdam between 1932 and 1939. The next ten years he first taught German and later history at the Rijnlands Lyceum in Wassenaar. During the war, in 1943, he was arrested by the German authorities and spent some time in detention. In 1948 he received his doctorate from the University of Amsterdam with a historiography of the Renaissance, Het beeld der Renaissance. His adviser was the historian Jan Romein (1893-1962).

Painter; early diarist and chronicler of Flemish artistic life. Vaernewyck was raised a Catholic and remained one his life. He was placed in charged of the guard investigating religious beliefs of expatriates and the Ghent citizenry alike. In 1560 he published Vlaemsche audvremdigheyt, a Flemish history written as poetry. He further held various government positions, including administrator of the charity house (1563), city councilman (1564), and controller for the grain exchange (depot) in 1566.