Wulff, Oskar

Full Name: 
Wulff, Oskar
Other Names: 
Oskar Konstantin Wulff
Date Born: 
1864
Date Died: 
1946
Place Born: 
St. Petersburg, Russia
Place Died: 
Berlin, Germany
Home Country: 
Germany
Overview: 

Theoretician; professor in Berlin (1920s); Josef Rudolf Thomas Strzygowski student. Raised in Estonia in a German family, he studied Archaeology and Philology in Dorplat and Petersburg. In 1892 he studied art history in Leipzig under August Schmarsow, developing the dominant enthusiasms for iconography and the psychology of art. 1895-99 he was in Istanbul (Russian Archaeological Institute), and then in Berlin, first as a curatorial assistant in the Kaiser Friedrich Museum and after 1917 as the successor to Karl Frey as professor at the University of Berlin. At the Berlin museum his colleagues in Wilhelm Vöge.

Selected Bibliography: 
Grunlinien und kritische Erörterungen zur Prinzipienlehre der bildenden Kunst. Stuttgart: F. Enke, 1917.
Sources: 
Dilly, 30; KMP, 23 mentioned; Metzler Kunsthistoriker Lexikon: zweihundert Porträts deutschsprachiger Autoren aus vier Jahrhunderten. Stuttgart: Metzler, 1999, pp. 496-499.