Erwin Panofsky letters, 1930-1960.


Erwin Panofsky letters, 1930-1960.

Letters from Erwin Panofsky to art historians Wolfgang Stechow (1930-1931) and Lili Fröhlich-Bum (1931); and to art librarian at the Brooklyn Museum, William B. Walker (1960). The letters to Stechow were written as Stechow was preparing a review of Panofsky's book, Hercules am Scheidewege und andere anitike Bildstoffe inder neueren Kunst, and provide additional information not found in the book itself.

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SNAC Resource ID: 8201641

Archives of American Art

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Stechow, Wolfgang, 1896-1974 (person)

Art historian; Oberlin, Ohio. From the description of Wolfgang Stechow papers, 1943-1974. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 86118585 ...

Walker, William Bond, 1930- (person)

Art librarian; Washington, D.C. and New York, N.Y. From the description of William Bond Walker correspondence, 1894-1977. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 86133197 ...

Fröhlich-Bum, L. (person)

Panofsky, Erwin, 1892-1968 (person)

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. ...