Gurlitt, Cornelius

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.

Sources
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cornelius_Gurlitt_(art_historian)

Images

The grave of Cornelius Gurlitt at the Johannesfriedhof, Dresden.
Picture by Androom (07 Aug 2016)

 


Gürtler, Danny

Published: 9 Oct 2016
Last update: 9 Oct 2016