Dehio, Georg

ART HISTORIAN (GERMANY)
BORN 22 Nov 1850, Reval (now: Tallinn) - DIED 19 Mar 1932, Tübingen, Baden-Württemberg
GRAVE LOCATION Tübingen, Baden-Württemberg: Stadtfriedhof, Gmelinstrasse 20 (K XXVI 03/04)

Georg Dehio studied in Dorpat and Göttingen, where he was promoted under George Waitz. He concentrated his research on the German and European history of art. In 1883 started as a teacher at the Albertina in Königsberg and also at the Art Academy in that city. In 1884 he married Charlotte Friedländer (1859-1932), the daughter of the philologist Ludwig Friedländer (1824-1909). In 1888 their son, the historian Ludwig Dehio (d.1963) was born. A daughter, Katharine, followed in 1885. She married the archaeologist August Frickenhaus (1882-1925).

In 1892 he obtained a professorship in Strasbourg and he held it until 1919. He was an opponent of the extension of ancient monuments like Gothic domes, allthough he supported the reconstruction of lost of damaged monuments. In his later years his views on art history were strongly nationalistic. He died in Tübingen in 1932 and was buried there.

Images

The grave of Georg Dehio at the Stadtfriedhof, Tübingen.
Picture by Androom (30 Jan 2010)

 

Sources
Georg Dehio – Wikipedia


Dehodencq, Alfred

Published: 2 Jun 2019
Last update: 2 Jun 2019