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Richard Krautheimer

German art historian


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From Wikipedia

Richard Krautheimer was a 20th-century art historian, architectural historian, Baroque scholar, and Byzantinist.Biography Krautheimer was born in Germany in 1897, the son of Nathan Krautheimer and Martha Landmann . Krautheimer's cousin, Ernst Kitzinger, would also become a prominent Byzantinist. Krautheimer fought in the First World War as an enlisted soldier in the German army . Between 1919–23, he initially studied law at, successively, universities in Munich, Berlin, and Marburg under faculty who included Heinrich Wölfflin, Adolf Goldschmidt and Werner Weisbach. During these years, he briefly worked on the state inventory of Churches for Erfurt . In 1924 he married Trude Hess , who subsequently also studied art history and became a noted scholar and collector herself. He completed his dissertation in Halle under Paul Frankl in 1925 with the title Die Kirchen der Bettelorden in Deutschland . Frankl's work remained a strong influence for Krautheimer throughout his life. Willibald Sauerländer contends that it was Krautheimer who later introduced Frankl's work to the United States. The systematizing methodology of Krautheimer's mentor, Frankl, "never left Krautheimer" according to Willibald Sauerlander.

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Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg

University in the cities of Halle and Wittenberg, Germany

University of Marburg

German university

Vassar College

Private, coeducational liberal arts college in Poughkeepsie, New York, in the United States

Humboldt University of Berlin

Public research university in Berlin, Germany

New York University

Private research university in New York City

University of Kentucky

University in the United States

Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich

German university in Munich, Bavaria

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