Entries tagged with "Hanover, Germany"

Director of antique sculpture at Berlin Museum 1877-1887; brought Pergamon altar to Berlin. Conze was the son of a cavalry officer. He initially studied law at the university in Göttingen before changing to classics. His dissertation was written under Eduard Gerhard in Berlin in 1855. Conze made trips to Paris and London and was particularly inspired by the Elgin Marbles. He was appointed Professor (Extraordinarius) at University of Halle in 1863, moving to the University of Vienna in 1869 (through 1877).

Collector and early art historian. Kestner was the son of a Hannoverian government official, Johann Christian Kestner and Charlotte Buff (Kestner). Kestner studied law in Göttingen between 1796 and 1769. As a student, he also attended the classes of the classicist Christian Gottlob Heyne and Johann Dominico Fiorillo. He served as an examining judge in Hannover immediately after graduation.

Architect and archaeologist. Professor at University of Vienna 1873-?. Particularly known for his artistic reconstruction of ancient buildings based on his architectural training, artiistic ability and archaeological expertise.

Warburg Institute and Institute for Advanced Study art historian; major exponent of iconography to American scholars. Panofsky was the son of Arnold Panofsky (d. 1914) and Caecilie Solling (Panofsky), wealthy Jews whose fortune came from Silesian mining. He was raised in Berlin, receiving his Abitur in 1910 at the Joachimsthalsche Gymnasium.

Classicist art historian and cataloger of British art collections; (presumed) author of the Baron von Munchausen tales. Raspe attended the universities of Göttingen and Leipzig. He was attached to the Göttingen university library in various aspects and translated works of philosophy (Leibniz) and literature. In 1767 he appointed professor of archaeology at the Collegium Carolinum in Cassel (Kassel) together with position of keeper of antique gems and collections of the Landgrave of Hesse.

Romantic theorist of art and literature; wrote an art history 1801-1802 and appointed to one of the early professorships of art history (1817). Schlegel was the son of Johann Adolph Schlegel, a Lutheran pastor with a minor literary career, and Christiane Erdmuthe Hübsch (Schlegel). His uncle was the dramatist Johann Elias Schlegel. The young Schlegel graduated from secondary school in Hannover before entering Georg-August-Universität zu Göttingen in 1786.

German Romantic literary critic and art writer; brother of August Wilhelm Schlegel. Schlegel was the youngest son of a protestant family that included his brother, August Wilhelm, who was his mentor. After an unsuccessful apprenticeship in banking in Leipzig, Friedrich joined August Wilhelm to study law at Göttingen. At Leipzig he had met the author/philosopher Novalis (Georg Philipp Friedrich Freiherr von Hardenberg, 1772-1801), and realized his calling was literature and cultural studies.

Scholar of quattrocento sculpture and author of the volumes on that topic for both the Handbuch der Kunstwissenschaft and Propyläen Kunstgeschichte. He was born in Godesberg, Germany, which is part of present-day Bonn, Germany. Schubring was a son of a minister in Godesberg. After study at the universities of Greifswald, Bonn and Marburg he wrote his doctorate in theology at the University in Bonn in 1892. In 1893 he trained at the Scuola internazionale in Bari, Italy. He married the daughter of the there German consul there.

Specialist in ancient Greek and prehistoric art, particularly sculpture and art of the Parthenon period (fifth century B.C.). Professor of Art History at the University of Giessen (1934-1936) and the University of Freiburg i.B. (1936-1968). Wrote his dissertation and promotionsschrift on the Parthenon friezes.