|ART HISTORIAN (GERMANY)|
BORN 1 Jan 1850, Nischwitz, Sachsen - DIED 25 Mar 1938, Dresden, Sachsen|
GRAVE LOCATION Dresden, Sachsen: Johannisfriedhof, Tolkewitz (3 F)
Cornelius Gurlitt was the son of the Danish landscape painter Louis Gurlitt (1812-1897). He attended the gymnasium in Gotha but left it without graduating. In 1868 he started working for Emil von Förster in Vienna. His next station was a stduy at the Polytechnikum in Stuttgart. During the Franco-Prussian War he served as a volunteer.
In 1888 he married Marie Gerlach. The art dealer Hildebrandt Gurlitt was one of their sons. For a short time in 1889 he worked as a private tracher at the Technischen Hochschule Berlin-Charlottenburg. In 1893 he succeeded Rochard Steches as assistant professor at the Technische Universität in Dresden. He became a full professor in 1899. He became its rector in 1904/1905.
His historical research mainly focussed on Baroque art and he published many books and articles. He retired in 1920 and died in Dresden in 1938.
Son: Gurlitt, Hildebrand
Daughter: Gurlitt, Cornelia