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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Museum director; modernist art historian. Grote's father owned a construction firm and his mother was a pianist. He studied art history briefly at the university in Jena in 1912 before switching to architecture in Braunschweig (1912-1919), with time off for military service in the First World War. After the war he studied art history in Munich and then at Halle. He wrote his dissertation at Halle under Paul Frankl on the printmaker Georg Lemberger in 1922.
Specialist in ancient Greek and Roman painting. Professor at the Technische Hochschule Dresden 1909-1925, and Director of the sculpture collection of the Albertinum Museum, Dresden, 1915-1925. He founded the Denkmäler der Malerei des Altertums and was its first editor. He was succeeded in the Denkmäler by Reinhard Herbig.
Art Institute of Chicago curator, 1944-1963, and furniture specialist. Huth's parents were Louis Huth (1854-1925), a businessman, and Rosa Hirschfeld (1863-1921). He attended the Reform-Realgymnasium in Naumburg, Germany, before pursuing his college career beginning in 1912. Huth studied art history, archaeology, and philosophy at the Universities at Halle under Wilhelm Waetzoldt and Vienna under Max Dvořák, and Julius Alwin von Schlosser.
Renaissance scholar. Knapp was the son Wilhelm Georg Knapp (1840-1908), a publisher. His father published Knapp's first publications in Halle. He studied philosophy in Marburg and Halle from 1890, switching to art history at Bonn under Carl Nicolaus Heinrich Justi. He continued studies at Berlin, Munich and Basel. He received Ph.D., in 1896 from Basle under Heinrich Wölfflin.
Archaeologist and philologist; author of a corpus of Roman sarcophagi. Robert was born to a family of academics, originally of French origin. He studied at Bonn under Otto Jahn, Reinhard Kekulé von Stradonitz and Anton Springer and, in Berlin, under Theodor Mommsen (1817-1903) and Adolf Kirchhoff (1826-1908) and Ulrich von Wilamowtiz-Moellendorff (1848-1931). He traveled extensively on research before accepting a position as Extraordinarius (associate professor) of archaeology in Berlin in 1877.
Co-director of excavation of the Acropolis in mid-1830s, influential teacher at University of Athens (1837-1843); author of the first handbook of the archaeology of art in the modern Greek language (1841). Ross' parents were peasants of Scottish origin. He initially studied medicine at Kiel before turning to classics, studying philosophy under August D. C. Twesten (1789-1876), history under Friedrich Christoph Dahlmann (1785-1860), and classics under Gregor Wilhelm Nitzsch (1790-1861).
Halle professor of art history and Director General of the State Museums and Secretary in the Prussian Ministry of Culture 1927/1929-1933. Waetzoldt graduated from the Magdeburg "Unser Lieben Frauen" Gymnasium in 1899. He began studying philology, philosophy, literature and history at the universities of Berlin, Magdeburg and Hamburg. In 1903, he was awarded his Ph.D. from Berlin with a dissertation written on the philosphy of the dramatist Friedrich Hebbel (1813-1863), written under Wilhelm Dilthey (1833-1911).