Professor of law who converted to archaeology in mid-life. Specialized in funerary art and the archaeology of grave sites.
Entries tagged with "Basel, Switzerland"
Classical iconographer, published the first "scientific" modern iconography of Greek and Roman portraiture.
Cultural historian and first professor of art history in Switzerland. Buckhardt was born to a prominent Basel family, his father a respected minister of the Basel cathedral. The younger Burckhardt initially followed his father, studying theology in Basel in 1837. He changed his studies to history and philosophy, after a confessed loss of faith, at the University of Berlin in 1839.
Classical numismatist, professor of classical art and art and coin dealer. Cahn's father was a numismatics dealer, Ludwig Cahn, and his mother Johanna Neuberger (Cahn). As a boy he assisted in compiling the sales catalogs for his father's firm. He studied classical archaeology and philology at the Universität Frankfurt under Ernst Langlotz. With the Nazi rise to power in Germany, Cahn, who was a Jew, emigrated to Switzerland in 1933 and continued his studies at Basle. His brother, Erich B.
Architect and archaeologist, specialist in late classical Greek temple and theater architecture. Professor at the Technical University of Stuttgart, 1911-1937. Active in excavations at Aphaia and Aegina.
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.
Medievalist art historian, influential teacher to a generation of art historians and successor to Heinrich Wölfflin in Berlin. Goldschmidt was the eldest of seven children of wealthy Hamburg financier Martin Goldschmidt (1823-1903) and Louise Arnold (Goldschmidt) (1839-1919). He attended the Realgymnasium in Hamburg and then two years training in his father's office for a career in banking.
Islamicist art historian.
Specialist in classical Greek, Roman and Near East art and architecture, particularly Greek geometrci art, and one of the leading archaeologists in Israel after World War II. Originally trained at universities in Berlin, Wurzburg and Munich (most influenced by his teacher Ernst Buschor), Kahane was forced to emigrate from Germany in 1933 due to his Jewish heritage.
Architectural and sculpture historian of classical Greece and Rome; specialist bronze statuary; NYU professor, 1935-1960. Lehmann was raised Lutheran from cultured parents were of Jewish ancestry. His father was a Professor of Law. Lehmann studied under Ferdinand Noack at Tübingen, under Heinrich Wölfflin in Munich, as well as Göttingen in the years directly before World War I. During the war he served in the Red Cross for Germany and as an interpreter for the Turkish navy, the latter giving him access to much of Asia Minor.
Swiss composer and pianist who wrote an important treatise on the measurements of Chartres cathedral. Lévy studied in Basle and Paris under the virtuoso Raoul Pugno (1852-1914) and Egon Petri (1881-1962). Beginning in 1916, he taught at Basle Conservatory under the composer Hans Huber (1852-1921), with whom he also studied. When Huber fell ill in the following year, Lévy succeeded him. He moved to Paris in 1921, teaching and founding the Choeur Philharmonique in 1928.
Art historian of ancient Greek painting and sculpture. Pfhul's father was the sculptor Johannes Pfuhl (1846-1914). Pfuhl attended the university in Berlin where he studied under the classicists Reinhard Kekulé von Stradonitz and Ulrich von Wilamowitz-Moellendorff (1848-1931). He traveled to Rome with fellow student Richard Delbrueck. In Greece he excavated the necropolis at Thera, under the direction of Friedrich, Freiherr Hiller von Gaertringen (1864-1947).
Archaeologist and classical art historian; professor of classical archaeology at Basel, specialist in Pompeii and Greek art. Schefold graduated from the Eberhard-Ludwigs Gymnasium in Stuttgart. He began classical studies at the university of Tübingen in 1923. He studied philology in St. Petersburg in 1925 where he became acquainted with the work of the philologist Albrecht von Blumenthal (1889-1945). He moved to Jena to study under him between 1926-1928; both were part of the circle of intellectuals around the poet Stefan George.
art historian Prague, Göttingen; 1919-38 Basel professor and conservator
Hans Schneider began his studies in art history, archaeology and history at the University of Basel in 1908. He also studied at the universities of Munich (1909), Rome (1909-1910), and Berlin (1910-1911). As an art historian he was influenced by Heinrich Wölfflin and in particular by his teacher in Basel, Ernst Heidrich.
Scholar of Renaissance art patronage (largely through letters). Wackernagle hailed from a distinguished family of schoars. His father was the historian Rudolf Wackernagel, his uncle the Germanisten (German philologist) Wilhelm Wackernagel (1806-1869), and cousin the Sanskrit philologist Jacob Wackernagel (1853-1938). He wrote his dissertation in 1905 at the Humboldt-Universität in Berlin. That year he began as a research assistant to Arthur Haseloff on his trips to South Italy, photographing medieval art objects on glass plate, amassing nearly.
Professor of art history, Basel ; Heinrich Wölfflin friend; Vienna School; contributed to an early-twentieth century re-evaluation of the Baroque style. Weisbach was a student of Robert Vischer. In 1924 Weisbach wrote the volume for the prestigious Propyläen Kunstgeschichte on baroque art, which he dedicated to theologian Ernst Troeltsch (1865-1923). Weisbach was one of the first to write an analysis of Italian Mannerism. While he did not appreciate it as an art movement (as Walter F.