Panofsky, Erwin, 1892-1968

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Erwin Panofsky was a German Jewish art historian. He emigrated to the United States in the 1930s and subsequently taught at New York University, Princeton University, and Harvard University. He became widely known and very influential in the field of iconography. One of his most popular works is Studies in Iconology: Humanist Themes in the Art of the Renaissance (1939, reissued 1972).

From the guide to the Erwin Panofsky Letters to Mrs. Alfred Barr, 1932-1967, (Princeton University. Library. Dept. of Rare Books and Special Collections)

German-American art historian.

From the description of Correspondence, 1913-1968. (Getty Research Institute). WorldCat record id: 83853320

Erwin Panofsky was a German-born art historian, active in the United States, known for his pioneering work on iconography. Born and educated in Germany, he began teaching and writing at various universities in Germany before emigrating to the United States in 1931. He taught at New York University and Princeton, and eventually became a naturalized citizen. Panofsky wrote primarily on European renaissance art, and developed an influential theory of iconology, describing different layers of meaning in observations of art.

From the description of Erwin Panofsky letter to Henry A. Finch, 1958 Feb. 6. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 81275291

Art historian; Princeton, New Jersey.

From the description of Erwin Panofsky letters, 1930-1960. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 77723502

Erwin Panofsky (1892-1990) was an Art historian in Princeton, N.J.

Panofsky was born in Germany. Came to the U.S. in 1933 after he was dismissed by the Nazis from his post at the University of Hamburg. He became professor for Advanced Study, Princeton, N.J.

From the description of Erwin Panofsky papers, 1904-1990, bulk, 1920-1968. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 81263041

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referencedIn Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library. Lecture Notes Collection, 1792-1976. Princeton University Library
creatorOf Panofsky, Erwin, 1892-1968. Erwin Panofsky letters, 1930-1960. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Steinberg, Leo, 1920-2011. Leo Steinberg research papers, 1945-1996 (bulk 1950-1993). Getty Research Library
referencedIn Harris, Norman Wait, 1846-1916. Norman Wait Harris Memorial Foundation lectures records, 1906-1972. Northwestern University
referencedIn J. G. (Jan Gerrit) van Gelder papers, circa 1906-1981 Getty Research Institute
creatorOf Getty Research Institute. Study photographs of Flemish paintings and drawings (post-1600, pre-1800). Getty Research Library
referencedIn Bollingen Foundation. Bollingen Foundation records, 1927-1981 (bulk 1945-1973). Library of Congress
referencedIn Nochlin, Linda. Oral history interview with Linda Nochlin, 2010 Jun. 9-30. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Henry-Russell Hitchcock papers, 1919-1987 Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
referencedIn Walter Friedlaender Collection, 1900-1966, bulk 1930-1960 Leo Baeck Institute.
referencedIn Bollingen Foundation Records, 1927-1981, (bulk 1945-1973) Manuscript Division, Library of Congress
referencedIn Julius S. Held papers, ca. 1918-1999 Getty Research Institute
referencedIn Milton Wolf Brown papers, 1908-1998 Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
creatorOf Panofsky, Erwin, 1892-1968. Erwin Panofsky letter to Henry A. Finch, 1958 Feb. 6. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
referencedIn Coolidge, John, 1913-1995. Papers of John Coolidge and Agnes Mongan, 1909-2006. Harvard University Art Museum
referencedIn Papers of John Coolidge and Agnes Mongan, 1909-2006 Harvard Art Museum Archives
creatorOf Held, Julius S. (Julius Samuel), 1905-2002. Julius S. Held papers, ca. 1918-1999. Getty Research Library
creatorOf Panofsky, Erwin, 1892-1968. German painting and graphic arts in the fifteenth century : bibliography : typescript, [1939 or 1940?] / by Erwin Panofsky. National Gallery of Art Library
creatorOf University of Virginia. Public Occasions Committee. Correspondence of the Public Occasions Committee h[manuscript] 1916-1943. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Erwin Panofsky Letters to Mrs. Alfred Barr, 1932-1967 Princeton University. Library. Dept. of Rare Books and Special CollectionsManuscripts Division
referencedIn Papers of John Coolidge and Agnes Mongan, 1909-2006 Harvard Art Museum Archives
referencedIn Ackerman, James S. Oral history interview with James S. Ackerman, 1991 Jan. 2. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Ernst Kitzinger papers, 1931-1995 Getty Research Institute
referencedIn Papers, 1903-2005 Harvard Art Museum Archives, Harvard University
creatorOf Panofsky, Erwin, 1892-1968. Erwin Panofsky papers, 1904-1990, bulk, 1920-1968. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn John Hollander Papers, circa 1950-2007 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Getty Research Institute. Study photographs of Netherlandish paintings and drawings. Getty Research Library
creatorOf Panofsky, Erwin, 1892-1968. Correspondence, 1913-1968. Getty Research Library
creatorOf Kitzinger, Ernst, 1912-2003. Ernst Kitzinger papers, 1931-1995. Getty Research Library
referencedIn BLUNT, Anthony Frederick (1907-1983), [1930]-1972 Courtauld Institute of Art
referencedIn Ackerman, James S.,. Oral history interview with James S. Ackerman, 1991 Jan. 2. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Papers of the magazine Transition, 1933-1941. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn Porcher, Jean. Study photographs of illuminated manuscripts. Getty Research Library
referencedIn Simson, Otto Georg von, 1912-. Art historian : Otto von Simson : oral history transcript / interviewed by Richard Cándida Smith ; completed under the auspices of the Oral History Program, University of California, Los Angeles, and the Getty Center for the History of Art and the Humanities, 1994. UC Berkeley Libraries
creatorOf Panofsky, Erwin, 1892-1968. Letters, 1951-1965, to Lewis Mumford. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn William James Jr. papers, 1857-1960 (inclusive), 1911-1959 (bulk). Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn Leo Steinberg research papers, 1945-1996, 1950-1993 Getty Research Institute
referencedIn Norman Wait Harris Lecture Series, 1906-2007 Northwestern University Archives
referencedIn Sachs, Paul J. (Paul Joseph), 1878-1965. Course notes, 1936-1937. Getty Research Library
referencedIn LEE, Arthur Hamilton, Viscount Lee of Fareham (1868-1947), [1878-1954] Courtauld Institute of Art
referencedIn Ackerman, James S. James S. Ackerman interview, 1991 Jan. 2. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Sachs, Paul J. (Paul Joseph), 1878-1965. Papers, 1903-2005. Harvard University Art Museum
referencedIn Breckenridge, James D. (James Douglas), 1926-1982. James D. Breckenridge Papers, 1924-1983. Northwestern University
referencedIn Harvard University Archives Photograph Collection: Portraits, ca. 1852-ca. 2004 Harvard University Archives.
creatorOf Panofsky, Erwin, 1892-1968. Correspondence with Carl Zigrosser, 1947-1965. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Angell, Norman, 1874-1967. Gilbert F. White papers, 1942-1957. Haverford College Library
creatorOf Panofsky, Erwin, 1892-1968. [Correspondence with Stillman Drake : concerning questions relating to Galileo, and a review in Isis by Dr. Rosen of Panofsky's Galileo as a critic of the arts]. Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library
referencedIn Getty Research Institute. Study photographs of Italian paintings and drawings. Getty Research Library
referencedIn Papers, 1920-1995. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn Lecture Notes Collection, 1772-1990 Princeton University. Library. Dept. of Rare Books and Special Collections.Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library. Princeton University Archives.
referencedIn Emergency Committee in Aid of Displaced Foreign Scholars records, 1927-1949, 1933-1945 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Hitchcock, Henry Russell, 1903-. Henry-Russell Hitchcock papers, 1919-1987. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Brown, Milton W. (Milton Wolf), 1911-1998. Milton Wolf Brown papers, 1908-1998. Smithsonian Institution. Libraries
referencedIn Straus, Percy Selden, 1876-1944. Edith A. and Percy S. Straus collection: papers, 1917-1958. Hirsch Library Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
referencedIn Bober, Harry, 1915-. The Harry Bober Papers. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
referencedIn James D. Breckenridge (1926-1982) Papers, 1924-1983 Northwestern University Archives
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associatedWith Lowinsky, Edward E. (Edward Elias), 1908-1985. person
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associatedWith Panofsky, Dora. person
associatedWith Philip, Lotte Brand. person
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Art historians
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Birth 1892-03-30

Death 1968-03-14

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