Entries tagged with "Zürich, Switzerland"

Classical archaeologist, art historian and successor to Karl Dilthey as professor at the University of Zürich, 1887-1919. Born the son of a policeman, Blümner studied archaeology at the University in Bonn under Otto Jahn, whose philology deeply influenced him. He taught initially at Breslau and Königsberg. In 1887 he succeeded Karl Dilthey as professor of classics at the university in Zürich.

Jugenstil/Art Nouveau specialist; theater director. Curjel was born to famous architect, Robert Curjel (1873-1925) and Marie Herrmann (Curjel) (1872-1940). After graduating from the gymnasium in Karlsruhe, Curjel served as a soldier in World War I in uninterrupted war service, 1914-1919.

Medievalist, Chairman of the Department of Medieval Art and The Cloisters, Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1968-1972. Deuchler attended a gymnasium in Zürich before studying art history at the University of Paris. He received his Ph.D. from the University in Bonn in 1956, writing his dissertation on the stain glass of Laon cathedral under Herbert von Einem. He was appointed a Privatdozent of art in 1964 at the university in Zürich. He married fellow art historian Karin Lauke, a specialist in 17th-century Bolognese art.

Painter and Royal Academy teacher; translator of German art histories and art historian. Fuseli, born Heinrich Füssli, was one of eighteen children (five living to adulthood) born to Johann Caspar Füssli (1706-1782), in later life a city clerk, and his wife, Anna Elisabeth Waser (Füssli) (1714-1759). His father devoted his life to art, painting portraits, writing on art and collecting master drawings and prints.

Holbein scholar and professor of art history at the University in Basel, 1909-. Ganz father was Rudolf Ganz (1848-1928) the portrait photographer. He studied at the Académie des beaux-arts in Brussels between 1890 and 1892 and then the history of art at the University in Zürich. His first appointment was at the Musée historique in Basel, 1900-1901, then a privatdozent 1901. Between 1902 and 1919 he was conservator of the public art collections (öffentliche Kunstsammlung). In 1909 Ganz was appointed professor of art history at the University in Basel.

Architectural historian; German Neo-Classicism. Giedion was born to Johann and Bertha Jacobs Giedion. He received his Ph.D. in art history under Heinrich Wölfflin in Munich. Giedion was appointed professor at the university in Zürich. He left Switzerland shortly before World War II to be the Charles Eliot Norton professor of poetry in 1938 at Harvard University. His Norton lectures for 1938-1939 became his most famous book, Space, Time and Architecture: the Growth of a New Tradition.

Collector, historian, and scholar of Modernist art and literature, particularly of sculpture. Carola Welcker was born in Cologne in 1893 to German banker Carl Welcker (1848-1928) and his American wife, Mary Legien (1865-1919). Welcker began studying art history at the University of Munich in 1915 under Heinrich Wölfflin. While studying at Munich, she met fellow student Sigfried Giedion, a prominent architectural historian, whom she married in 1919, adopting the surname Giedion-Welcker.

Director of the Munich Gemäldesammlungen 1957-1964. Martin studied philosophy and art history at the university in Freiburg im Breisgau after the First World War. Among his major professors were the philosophers Martin Heidegger, and Edmund Husserl and the art historian Hans Jantzen. His doctoral thesis, written under Heinrich Wölfflin, was on the subject of fourteenth-century stone sculpture from Nuremberg. Martin joined the Mannheim Kunsthalle under the directorship of Gustav Hartlaub.

Dealer, collector and historian of 19th-century panting and drawings. Ring studied with Heinrich Wölfflin at Munich University, completing a thesis on early Netherlandish portrait painting. She became interested in 19th century drawings while working at the Alte Pinakothek in Munich and the Nationalgalerie in Berlin. Ring began working for the firm of Paul Cassirer in 1919, and became a partner in 1924. After working with Helmuth Lutjens in Amsterdam, she established the Paul Cassirer Gallery in London in 1938.

Claude Lorrain, Jean Etienne Liotard and northern baroque scholar; professor of art history in the United States and the University of Geneva. Roethlisberger followed the model of many European students, attending lectures throughout Europe in order to shape an intellectual experience.

Specialist in ancient Greek and hellenic art. He was born in Liestal, Switzerland, near Basel. Salis graduated from a Gymnasium in Basel and attended courses in classics, philology and art history at prominent German-speaking universities. At the university of Basel Salis studied classics under Hans Dragendorff art history under Heinrich Wölfflin, and classical philology under Erich Bethe (1863-1940), Alfred Körte (1866-1946) (who succeeded Bethe) and Jacob Wackernagel (1853-1938).

Specialist in Greek and Roman art and mythology. Succeeded H. Blümner as professor of Archaeology at the University of Zürich, 1919-1940. Founder and first editor of the contemporary cultural magazine "Die Schweiz."

Widely influential professor of art history, major exponent of formalist methodology. Wölfflin was the son of a Swiss classics scholar Eduard von Wölfflin (1831-1908) and Bertha Troll-Greuter (Wölfflin) (1839-1911). He initially studied philosophy at the university in Basel under Johannes Volkelt (1848-1930), but the lectures of cultural historian Jacob Burckhardt developed in him an enthusiasm for art history.