Artist and art historian. Auerbach grew up in an educated Jewish family in Frankfurt. Her mother was the painter, Emma Kehrmann (1867-1958). She studied art history between 1917-24 at the universities in Frankfurt, Bonn and Munich, under Rudolf Kautzsch and Heinrich Wölfflin. Her 1925 Frankfurt dissertation, under Kautzsch, focused on 16th-century German portraiture in Franken, Schwaben and Bavaria. She taught at Frankfurter Volksbildungsheim (1925-33).
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Architectural historian and Director of Germanischen Nationalmuseums (Germanic Museum) in Nuremberg. Bezold studied architecture and art history at the technical college (Technische Hochschule) of Munich between 1868-73. In 1873 he secured a job as architect and technical assistant, and later on as planning engineer, at the Bavarian railroad. Between 1887-94 he lectured as a privatdozent at the Hochschule, and together with Berthold Riehl, worked on the inventory of art monuments in Bavaria.
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.
Scholar of Italian painting. Her father was a lawyer and her mother a painter and concert pianist. After receiving the highest honors of her Abiturum from the Gymnasium under which she studied, she won a scholarship which enabled her to spend a year at Wells College, Aurora, NY. She returned to Germany only to find Nazi control of her selected university, Munich, too much to for a Jew such as herself to tolerate. She moved to Perugia in 1935 only to find the same political hatred there.
Historian of Islamic art. Ettinghausen received his Ph.D. from the University of Frankfurt in 1931 in Islamic history and art history. While pursuing his studies he worked, beginning at 24, on the excellent Islamic collection of the State Museum (Kaiser-Friedrich Museum) in Berlin between 1929 and 1931, under the direction of Ernst Kühnel and the collector/archaeologist Friedrich Sarre.
wrote essays on German architecture
British Museum and Metropolitan Museum of Art curator, Renaissance jewelry specialist. Yvonne Hackenbroch was born into a religious, Jewish middle-class family of intellectual and artistic interests. Her father, Zacharias M. Hackenbroch (1884-1937), was an art dealer and her mother, Clementine Schwarzschild Hackenbroch (1888-1984), a descendent of the art dealer/expert Selig Goldschmidt (1795-1863). The family summered in the Medieval town of Miltenburg. Hackenbroch was fluent in French, English, German (the family languages) as well as Italian by the end of her childhood.
Professor of the History of Modern and Contemporary Art. Jaffé was born of Jewish parents in Frankfurt am Main. In 1933, he left Nazi Germany and immigrated to The Netherlands. Shortly before, he had finished high school at the Goethe Gymnasium in Frankfurt. The same year he began studying art history at the University of Amsterdam. Among his teachers was Ferrand Whaley Hudig (1883-1937) who died the year Jaffé finished his study under the supervision of I. Q. van Regteren Altena.
Archaeologist and classical art professor, first post-war director of the Deutsches Archaölogisches Institut in Rome; major exponent of strukturprinzip approach to ancient art. Kaschnitz von Weinberg received his doctorate at the University of Vienna under the so-called (first) Vienna school of art history, whose faculty included Max Dvořàk, and Franz Wickhoff. His dissertation, written in 1913, was on Greek vase painting. Kaschnitz served in the Austrian Army during the First World War.
Medievalist, wrote important monograph on sculpture at Chartres. Katzenellenbogen (literally, "cat's elbow" in German) was the son of the jurist and bank director Albert Katzenellenbogen (1863-1942) and Cornelia Josephine Doctor (1870-1941), both assimilated Jews. His parents, intent on him pursuing a business career, sent him to England to learn the language at an early age. In Frankfurt, he received his Abitur from the Goethe-Gymnasium in 1920. Katzenellenbogen studied Law at Giessen, 1920-1923, receiving his doctor of jurisprudence in 1924.
Professor of European art history from the medieval period to the 19th century whose writing placed a greater emphasis on the relationship between place and artistic production. Keller was born in 1903 to Fritz and Magdalene Schellhas (Kellar).
Specialist in prehistoric and ancient Greek and Roman art, particularly Greek funerary sculpture. Scientific assistant to E. Buschor in Athens, 1921-1928. Curator at the State museum in Kassel, 1928-1943. Professor at the University of Würzburg, 1943-196?). From 1946 until his death, Möbius worked on the comprehensive corpus of east grecian funerary sculpture (continuing the work of Ernst Pfuhl).
Curator and artist; developed the major scholarly formats of art publication. Passavant apprenticed in commerce in Frankfurt. His interest in the arts was evidence by an early correspondence with the artist Franz Pforr (1788-1812). He moved to Paris in 1809 to further his business interests. In 1815 he abandoned trade to enter the studio of Antoine-Jean Gros (1771-1835) to study painting. Passavant traveled to Rome in 1817 continuing his study under Johann Friedrich Böhmer (1795-1863) and Carl Philipp Fohr (1775-1818) as well as other Nazarenes.
Painter and author of an early history/biographical dictionary of artists, Teutsche Academie. Sandrart's father was a Calvinist who had fled Valenciennes, in the county of Hainaut (then under Spain) to Frankfurt. The younger Sandrart began a career as an artist, studying drawing. In 1620, he moved to Nuremberg, where he learned engraving. In Prague, the engraver Aegidius Sadeler advised him to specialize in painting. Around 1625, he became a pupil of the Dutch painter Gerard van Honthorst in Utrecht.
Student of A. Fürtwangler. Professor at the University of Kiel, 1925-1945
Scholar of Christian iconography; Renaissance religious art; cultural sources and currents within Gothic Italian Gothic forms (particularly sculpture); Spanish art history (sculpture); Max Dvořák influenced; professor at the University of Tübingen (1923-1951). Weise's Das Formleben der gotischer Ausdrucks- und Bewegungsmotive in der Kunst des Manierismus (1954) owes much to Walter F. Friedländer and his concept of Mannerism as "anti-classical" (i.e., akin to gothic tendencies (Posner).