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date: 22 November 2019

Katzenellenbogen, Adolflocked

(b Frankfurt am Main, Aug 19, 1901; d Baltimore, MD, Sept 30, 1964).
  • Jacqueline Colliss Harvey

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(b Frankfurt am Main, Aug 19, 1901; d Baltimore, MD, Sept 30, 1964).

German art historian, active in America. He graduated from the Justus-Liebig-Universität, Giessen, in 1924 and was awarded a DPhil. from the Universität Hamburg in 1933. His teaching career in Hamburg ended when he was interned in a concentration camp after he voiced his humanitarian objections to the activities of the Nazis. On his release in 1939 he emigrated with his wife, first to London, then to the USA, where he took up a post as visiting lecturer at Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY. In 1947 he became Professor there and in 1953 a member of the Institute of Advanced Studies at Princeton University. From 1958 he was Professor and Chairman of the Fine Art Department at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, and in the year before his death was able to return briefly to Germany as a guest professor at the Albert-Ludwigs-Universität of Freiburg im Breisgau. His teachings in the history of art revealed his rich background knowledge of theology, history and literature, and his approach to his subject was as a part of the general history of ideas. He was a member of the American Renaissance Society and of the College Art Association of America, which awarded him the Charles Rufus Morey Prize in ...

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