Modernist art historian and man of letters. Fülep was early interested in Cézanne and wrote positively about the painter in his native Hungary. In 1906 he early showed appreciation for Új Versek (New Verse), the first volume of experimental Hungarian poetry by Endre Ady. Fülep lived in Italy, chiefly in Florence, from 1907 to 1914, with a Paris visit and a brief stay in London. In Florence he studied under Benedetto Croce.
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Writer, painter, museum director, and historian of Russian art and architecture. Grabar studied at the Academy of Arts at the University of St. Petersburg in 1894, and moved to Munich two years later. As an art student, he was affiliated with the Jugendstil movement, but returned to St. Petersburg in 1901. In 1913, he was appointed professor at the Academy of Arts and Director of the Tret'yakov Gallery in Moscow. Grabar supervised the restoration of Russian architecture and painting, publishing several articles on Russian art.
Marxist film and art historian. As a student of German and Romance languages in Budapest, Hauser (in 1916) joined the Sonntagskreis, where his friend and colleague Karl Mannheim (1893-1947) and the philosopher György Lukács (1885-1971) were members. In 1918 Hauser received his doctorate in German romantic aesthetics, assumed a professorship at the University in Budapest, and became the Director of the Reformrates (Council on Reform) of art history education.
Fürtwangler student. His dissertation, written at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich, was entitled Römische weibliche Gewandstatuen, was granted in 1906.
Netherlandish art scholar, compiler of an important subject index of Baroque art; director of the Museum of Fine Arts in Budapest, 1956-1964. Pigler was a strong exponent of iconographical interpretation. Influenced by the medievalist Émile Mâle, Pigler wrote a 1939 article for the Art Bulletin on the history and importance of iconography in the interpreation of art. He succeeded Ferenc Redő in 1956 as the director of the Szépművészeti Múzeum (Museum of Fine Arts), Budapest.
Composer, painter, and art theorist; art historian of Dutch art, particularly Brueghel the Elder. Popper was the son of the cellist David Popper (1843-1913) and Sophie Menter (Popper) (1846–1918), a pianist and pupil of Franz Lizst. After graduating from high school in 1905, he initially attended the Musikakademie and the Akademie der Bildenden Künste. The following year he entered the painting school in Frauenbacher Romania. As a student he joined the artists group the Eight (Die Acht).
Michelangelo scholar and Columbia University professor. Tolnay was the son of Arnold von Tolnai, an high-ranking official of the Hungarian administration of the Austro-Hungarian government. He graduated from the Staatsovergymnasium in Budapest, where he was raised, in 1918.
Michelangelo scholar and Deputy Director of the Courtauld Institute, professor 1950-58. Wilde was raised in Hungary. His parents were Richard Wilde (1840-1912) and Rosalie Somjágy (Wilde) (1854-1928). He attended the State Gymnasium in Budapest before the University of Budapest, 1909-1913 where he studied art, archaeology and philosophy, then one semester at the University of Freiburg before settling at the University of Vienna, 1915-1917. In Vienna he studied under Vienna-school scholar Max Dvořák, with whom he wrote his doctorate in 1918 on early Italian etching.