Harvard professor and first curator of the Busch-Reisinger Museum. Francke took his Ph.D. in Munich in 1878 in medieval folklore and poetry. A friendship with Ephraim Emerton in Berlin in 1875 led to a letter of introduction to Harvard president Charles W. Eliot. He came to Harvard in 1884 as an instructor, assistant professor 1887 and professor in 1896. Throughout his career, Francke remained a literary historian. Between 1884 and 1916 he delivered university course lectures on German literature, art and thought.
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Medievalist, inspired student of Adolph Goldschmidt, though not his dissertation advisor. As professor of art he inspired the modernist art historian Rosa Schapire.
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).
Kauffmann wrote his dissertation under Adolph Goldschmidt in Berlin. His students included Günter Bandmann and Martin Warnke.
Early excavator of Pompeii and namer of the four Roman wall painting style categories; first to advance the hypothesis that Roman art was not dependent on Greek origins, but can be seen as a high achievement on its own. Mau trained in classical theology and received his Ph.D. in Kiel in 1863. A career in theology was halted when health reasons forced him to move Italy in 1872. He secured a position at the German Archaeological Institute in Rome studying Pompeian inscriptions under Theodor Mommsen (1817-1903).
Historian of ancient Greek and Roman sculpture; professor at the University in Strasbourg, 1872-1910. Michaelis' uncle was the classical art historian Otto Jahn, who first interested him in ancient studies. Michaelis began classical studies in philology and archaeology from in 1853 at the university in Leipzig. In addition to his uncle, he also attended classes in Leipzig under Johannes Overbeck. He traveled to Berlin where he further studied with Gerhard Böckh (1785-1867) and Ernst Curtius.
Most noted for his efforts to trace the origins of ancient Greek art in Mycenaean and earlier antecedents. His Die Anfänge der Kunst in Griechenland (1883) was one of the inspirations for Arthur J. Evans in his later discoveries of Mycenae.
Architectural historian, principally of Venice. Schulz’s parents were Johannes Martin Askan Schulz, an engineer and and Ilse Lebenbaum Hiller. When the Nazi Reich assumed power in Germany the six-year-old Schulz, whose maternal grandparents were Jewish, was prevented from ever attending a Gymnasium because of the racial laws, which was the route to a university education. In 1938 his mother moved with Schulz and his brother to Berkeley, California, where the art historian Walter W. Horn, a friend of hers, helped them settle.
Scholar of the Dutch baroque, especially graphics and Ruysdael; Oberlin University professor1940-63. Stechow's father, Waldemar Stechow, was an attorney and his mother, Bertha Deutschmann, a concert singer. As a young man, Stechow was educated at the Gymnasium in Göttingen and, after graduating in 1913, volunteered for the German Army at the outbreak of World War I the following year. In 1915 he was taken prisoner of war by the Russians and spent the next two years in a Siberian camp.