Psychiatrist and disciple of Freud; earliest scholar to employ psycho-analytic method to an artist (Giovanni Segantini). Abraham was born into a wealthy, cultured, Jewish family. His father, Nathan Abraham, initially a Hebrew religion teacher, and his mother were first cousins. Karl Abraham rejected religion early in his life. His early interests in philology and linguistics lead to a life-long interest in humanities. After homeschooling, he entered medical school in 1896 at the universities in Würzburg, Berlin and finally Freiburg im Breisgau.
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Historian of medieval and Renaissance art; among the key group of German art historians to recast the conception of the middle ages in their scholarship. The son of a salesman, Beenken studied in Freiburg and Munich, the latter where he wrote his dissertation under Heinrich Wölfflin on the topic of Enlightenment sculpture, Die allgemeine Gestaltungsproblem in der Baukunst des deutschen Klassizismus (1920). Afterward he turned his attention toward German sculpture of the Middle Ages. His habilitation Die Rottweiler: eine deutsche Bildhauerschule des 14.
Specialist in the sculpture and art of ancient Greece. Professor at the University of Würzburg 1909-1935. His masterwork, Der schöne Mensch im Altertum, appeared in 3 successive editions, and broke with (til then) traditional art history by examining how certain artistic themes were handled and changed over time.
Pauli initially studied under Anton Springer in Leipzig. When Springer died in 1891, Pauli switched to Basel to study under Jacob Burckhardt. Burchkardt understood well the enmity of Springer and reportedly told Pauli that Springer students were unteachable.
One of the most important medievalist art historians of the 20th century and father of modern stylistic analysis for medieval art; discoverer of the Reichenauer school of painting. Vöge never knew his father or grandfather. His family moved to Detmold, Germany where he attended elementary school. He entered the Lyceum II in Hanover, receiving his matura in 1886. Immediately after graduation he entered the university at Leipzig, studying art history under Anton Springer and Paul Clemen.
Waldmann's touching eulogy to Julius Meier-Graefe demonstrated his appreciation for the historiography of art in genres other than his own. During his time as a student at Heidelberg, his colleagues included Rosa Schapire, Edwin Redslob, Walter Kaesbach, Ernst Kühnel.