Medievalist and professor of the History of Art, Yale University. Cahn's father, Otto Cahn, owned a cigar factory in Lingenfeld, Germany; his mother was Frieda Cahn. His family's synagogue in Karlsruhe was torched on Kristallnacht, 1938, and the family deported by the Nazi's to a detention camp at Gurs, France in 1940. When the family was relocated to a second camp in Rivesaltes (Pyrénées-Orientales), Cahn and his brother were smuggled to Moissac, France, and settled under the éclaireurs Israelites de France. He learned French to better assimilate into the Nazi-occupied country.
Entries tagged with "Karlsruhe, Germany"
Jugenstil/Art Nouveau specialist; theater director. Curjel was born to famous architect, Robert Curjel (1873-1925) and Marie Herrmann (Curjel) (1872-1940). After graduating from the gymnasium in Karlsruhe, Curjel served as a soldier in World War I in uninterrupted war service, 1914-1919.
Architect and archaeologist primarily employed as director of offical construction in Baden. Engaged in long, scholarly argument with W. Dörpfeld over the construction of the temple to Hera at Olympia. Instrumental in restoring the Parthenon to architectural soundness after an earthquake in 1894.
Medieval manuscript scholar. Homburger attended the local Gymnasium in Karlsruhe, graduating and spending a year in volunteer military service in 1903. He studied under Adolph Goldschmidt and the medievalist paleographer Ludwig Traube (1818-1876). In 1912 he published Die Anfänge der Malschule von Winchester im X. Jahrhundert, a study between the Winchester School illuminators and their continental counterparts. He served in the military in the First World War 1914-18.
Art critic, lecturer, painter, curator, and professor; known for his expertise and work with Jewish art and aesthetics, especially painting, synagogue architecture and art. Kayser was born as Stephen Salli Kayser in Karlsruhe, Germany to parents Siegbert Kayser and Mina Hilb (Kayser). He began his education at the humanistisches Gymnasium in Karlsruhe. For his higher education, Kayser generally studied art history, philosophy, and musicology at Technische Hochschule Karlsruhe from 1919 to 1922, under professors like Carl Neumann.
Founder of the popular German art history survey of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, Grundriss der Kunstgeschichte. Lübke's father and grandfather were hosiery merchants. Denied art training by his father, Lübke entered a Catholic school at 21. The cruelty of the school caused him unhappiness. Lübke next studied philology at Bonn in 1845. The teaching of Gottfried Kinkel there inspired him in art history.
American Museum director responsible for development of major American collections; founder of the journals Art in America and Art Quarterly. Valentiner's father, Wilhelm Valentiner (1845-1931) was director of the astronomical observatory and professor of astronomy at the university in Heidelberg and his mother, Anna Lepsius Valentiner (1848-1919) the daughter of Carl Richard Lepsius, (1810-1884) curator of Egyptology at the Berlin Museum.