Specialist in archaic (Greek and Germanic) art. Director of the Kgl. Museum Fridericianum (Kassel, 1902-1928) and was primary motivating force behind the reorganization of exhibits, the construction of the Hessiches Landesmuseum, and artistic and cultural life in Kassel until 1930.
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Historian of German 18th/19th-century art; methodological theorist. The son of a military officer, von Einem demonstrated an interest in art from high school. After studying law, he turned to art history in 1923, studying at Göttingen, Berlin and Munich. In 1928, he completed his dissertation under Georg Vitzthum von Eckstädt. Einem worked in the Field Museum in Hannover until 1936. His 1935 habilitationschrift was written under the classicist Carl Fernow and Wilhelm Waetzoldt in Halle and Göttingen.
First professor to be named to a position in art history (Göttingen); painter. Fiorillo's family was originally from Naples, but had settled in Hamburg. He initially trained as a painter at the academy in Bayreuth. In 1761 he moved to Rome to continue his training under Pompeo Batoni and then Giuseppe Bottani. By 1765 he was working in Bologna where he was nominated to the Accademia di Belle Arti in 1769. He returned that same year to be court painter to Brunswick. In 1781 he moved to Göttingen to teach art classes and paint.
Specialist in classical greek sculpture. Particularly concerned with the differentiation between the High and Late Hellenistic periods. Called to a professorship in Classical Archaeology at the University of Göttingen in 1941, but did not assume the position until 1945, in the meantime serving in the Foreign Office during World War II. Educated many future archaeologists and art historians of classical Greece, although not affiliated or responsible for a particular "school" or method.
First scholar of classical pottery to write a major study of them; influential teacher to a generation of classicists and art historians; Mozart biographer. Jahn was born to a wealthy family; his father was a successful lawyer in Kiel. The younger Jahn attended the Schulpforte before the university at Kiel where his professors included Gregor Wilhelm Nitzsch (1790-1861), under whom he eventually wrote his dissertation and Joannes Classen (1805-1891).
Museum curator at the Art Institute of Chicago; specialist in drawings, particularly Italian and French of the 17th and 18th centuries. Joachim was born in Göttingen in 1909 to Dr. Johannes Joachim, a librarian, and Else Gensel; his grandfather was the noted violinist Joseph Joachim. Joachim attended school at a classical Gymnasium in Göttingen, completing his abitur in 1927.
Specialist in Etruscan art and culture. Professor of Archaeology at Rostock University 1881-1905, Göttingen University, 1907-1917. notes about Körte's opinions on Giotto appear in Richard Offner's annotated catalog of the 1937 Mostra Giottesca.
Specialist in classical Greek and Roman art, and author of a four volume work on Greek sculpture. He was born in Königsberg, Germany, present day Kaliningrad, Russia. Conservator and later Head Conservator at the Staatlichen Antikensammlungen in Munich (1937-1962). Served in the German army 1940-1945. Head curator of the Staatlichen Kunstsammlungen in Kassel 1962-1972.
Specialist in early ancient Greek art, particularly the excavation at Tiryn. Student of Franz Studniczka, longtime dozent and assistant (ausserordentliche 1921-1937, ausserplanmässige 1939-?) Professor at the University of Göttingen.
Modernist art historian and museum director, film historian, and author of monographs on the artists Schwitters and Bissier. Schmalenbach's father was Herman Schmalenbach and his mother Sala Muentz (Schmalenbach). He attended the University in Basel University. He joined the Gewerbemuseum Basel, Basel, Switzerland, as a curator in 1945. He married Esther Grey in 1950. In 1955 was appointed director of the Kestner-Gesellschaft Hannover, Hannover, Germany. He was Commissioner for 1960 International Venice Biennial.
Historian and portraiture scholar of the German medieval era. Schramm stemmed from a wealthy merchantile family. His father, Max Schramm (1861-1928), was mayor of Hamburg between 1925 and 1928 and friends with the famous independent art historian Aby M. Warburg. The younger Schramm studied at Warburg's fledgling institute and from which he gained his bold ideas about the power of symbolism for the medieval world. He volunteered as a soldier in the German army during the first world war.
Professor at the University of Freiburg i.B. 1905-1918, Göttingen University 1918-1939.
Artist and art writer; organized Nazi "Degenerate Art" exhibition 1937. Willrich's father, Hugo Willrich (1867-1950), was a professor of Hellenistic studies at the gymnasium in Göttingen. Willrich himself studied studio art in Berlin at the Kunsthochschule between 1915-16. Already strongly conservative because of his father's traditional Prussian views, the younger Willrich resisted the new art styles being taught there. The first World Ward cut short his art training. Willrich served in the 251st infantry regiment in 1916 seeing action at the eastern front.