Entries tagged with "Switzerland"

Painter and art historian.

Classical iconographer, published the first "scientific" modern iconography of Greek and Roman portraiture.

Scholar of Moorish and Moroccan art; librarian at the public library of Toronto. Boothe was also a member of the ALA (American Library Association) and served on its Adult Education Roundtable in the 1940s. During her life, she lived in Canada and Geneva, Switzerland.

Medievalist and modernist, Albers scholar. Bucher was born to Aloïs Bucher and Gabrielle Zundel (Bucher). He attended the Zürich Gymnasium Zürich, receiving a B.A., in 1947. After additional graduate study at the universities of Zürich and Rome, Bucher began teaching as a lecturer at the University of Bern, Switzerland in 1952, continuing to work on his Ph.D. He emigrated to the United States where he taught, also as an instructor, at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis between 1953 and 1954. In 1954 he married Elizabeth R.

Cultural historian and first professor of art history in Switzerland. Buckhardt was born to a prominent Basel family, his father a respected minister of the Basel cathedral. The younger Burckhardt initially followed his father, studying theology in Basel in 1837. He changed his studies to history and philosophy, after a confessed loss of faith, at the University of Berlin in 1839.

1908-26 Director of Historischen Mus., Basel, Wölfflin student

Archeologist and scholar of ancient Greek art; Director of the Musée de Genève, 1922-1955. Déonna was the son of Auguste-Henri Déonna (1846-1894), the Swiss vice consul to Denmark, Sweden and Norway, and mother Marie-Augusta Bönecke (Déonna). He married Marie-Edmée Gans. After attending the universities in Geneva and Paris studying archaeology, epigraphy and vase painting, he spent the years 1903-07 at the Ecole française d'archéologie in Athens, traveling extensively in Greece and Turkey and writing his Ph.D. on terracotta sculpture.

Medievalist, Chairman of the Department of Medieval Art and The Cloisters, Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1968-1972. Deuchler attended a gymnasium in Zürich before studying art history at the University of Paris. He received his Ph.D. from the University in Bonn in 1956, writing his dissertation on the stain glass of Laon cathedral under Herbert von Einem. He was appointed a Privatdozent of art in 1964 at the university in Zürich. He married fellow art historian Karin Lauke, a specialist in 17th-century Bolognese art.

Architect and archaeologist, specialist in late classical Greek temple and theater architecture. Professor at the Technical University of Stuttgart, 1911-1937. Active in excavations at Aphaia and Aegina.

Painter and Royal Academy teacher; translator of German art histories and art historian. Fuseli, born Heinrich Füssli, was one of eighteen children (five living to adulthood) born to Johann Caspar Füssli (1706-1782), in later life a city clerk, and his wife, Anna Elisabeth Waser (Füssli) (1714-1759). His father devoted his life to art, painting portraits, writing on art and collecting master drawings and prints.

Professor (Ordinarius) of art history at the University of Basel, 1938-1967; Medieval and Renaissance scholar and art historiographer. Gantner's father was Alfred Gantner (d. ca. 1943), a manager at the Baden, Switzerland, branch of the engineering firm Brown Boveri, and his mother Marie Wächter (Gantner), (d. 1944), a midwife. He attended the universities of Zürich, Basel, and Geneva before settling in 1915 at the Ludwig-Maximilians Universität, Munich.

Holbein scholar and professor of art history at the University in Basel, 1909-. Ganz father was Rudolf Ganz (1848-1928) the portrait photographer. He studied at the Académie des beaux-arts in Brussels between 1890 and 1892 and then the history of art at the University in Zürich. His first appointment was at the Musée historique in Basel, 1900-1901, then a privatdozent 1901. Between 1902 and 1919 he was conservator of the public art collections (öffentliche Kunstsammlung). In 1909 Ganz was appointed professor of art history at the University in Basel.

Architectural historian of Renaissance buildings; one of the first to attempt the complex structural history of St. Peter's Basilica in Rome; first to study Raphäel's architectural work

Medievalist art historian at the University in Bern, 1934-1968. Hahnloser's father was a physician with an appreciation for modern art. The young man grew up knowing the modern Swiss artists of his day, including Pierre Bonnard, Vuillard, Felix Vallotton, Giovanni Giacometti, and Ferdinand Hodler. He studied art history at the university in Basle under Friedrich Rintelen. Beginning in 1921 he entered the university in Vienna working under Julius von Schlosser.

Director of the Kunsthistorischen Institut at the University of Bern. Hüttinger received his Ph.D. in 1952 and his habilitation in 1963, both from the University of Zürich. Between 1955-1965 he was conservator and director of exhibitions at the Kunsthaus in Zürich. He joined the faculty of the University of Heidelberg in 1966 as professor of art history and remained until 1969. That year he was appointed director of the Kunsthistorischen Institut at the University of Bern.

Art historian and author. Jedlicka wrote his dissertation in 1929 on Toulouse-Lautrec. Jedlicka kept "Taghefte" or pocket-sized notebooks, writing down personal impressions and encounters with people. These include famous artists, such as Alberto Giacometti. His papers, including his diaries, are housed at the Zentralbibliothek in Zürich. He is buried in the Enzenbühl cemetery in Zürich. In 1954, while working on his Ordinarius on Ferdinand Holdler, Jedlicka discovered a painting in a Geneva gallery Waldinneres bei Reichenbach (1903).

Specialist in classical Roman art. First recipient of the Schweizer Institut in Rome (Swiss Institute in Rome) fellowship in 1946. Professor at the University of Bern 1957-. Jucker and Giovanni Becatti were among the first to show the extent Roman art was indebted to Greek artists for the late Republic and early empire.

Bern gallery graphics dealer, partner of Gutekunst und Klipstein and later of Kornfeld and Klipstein, author of Käte Kollwitz catalogue raisonné.

Swiss composer and pianist who wrote an important treatise on the measurements of Chartres cathedral. Lévy studied in Basle and Paris under the virtuoso Raoul Pugno (1852-1914) and Egon Petri (1881-1962). Beginning in 1916, he taught at Basle Conservatory under the composer Hans Huber (1852-1921), with whom he also studied. When Huber fell ill in the following year, Lévy succeeded him. He moved to Paris in 1921, teaching and founding the Choeur Philharmonique in 1928.

Historian of Roman sculpture and the paintings of Raphael, also painter. Meyer began studying painting in Switzerland under the tutelage of Johann Koella and Johann Caspar Füssli. He traveled to Italy to study Roman sculpture in 1784, where he also dedicated himself to studying the paintings of Raphael. Meyer met Johann Wolfgang von Goethe in 1787, who convinced him to move to Weimar to serve as his artistic advisor.

Italian Baroque

Claude Lorrain, Jean Etienne Liotard and northern baroque scholar; professor of art history in the United States and the University of Geneva. Roethlisberger followed the model of many European students, attending lectures throughout Europe in order to shape an intellectual experience.