Gurlitt, Cornelius

BORN 1 Jan 1850, Nischwitz, Sachsen - DIED 25 Mar 1938, Dresden, Sachsen
GRAVE LOCATION Dresden, Sachsen: Johannisfriedhof, Wehlener Strasse 13, 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


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


Cornelius Gurlitt (art historian) - Wikipedia

Gurlitt, Hildebrand

Published: 09 Oct 2016
Last update: 20 Apr 2022