Gurlitt, Cornelius

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.



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