Walter Friedländer

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Walter Ferdinand Friedlaender (March 10, 1873 – September 8, 1966) was a German art historian (who should not be confused with Max Jakob Friedländer).

Born in Glogau, he was taught art history by Heinrich Wölfflin and others. Among his first students was Erwin Panofsky.

He taught at the Freiburg University (1914-1933[1]), and the Institute of Fine Arts at New York University (1935-).

He died in New York.


  • David to Delacroix, 1952
  • Caravaggio Studies, 1955[2]
  • Mannerism and Anti-mannerism in Italian Painting 1957

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  2. ^ Venturi, Lionello (March 1957). "Caravaggio Studies by Walter Friedländer". The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 15 (3): 367–368. doi:10.2307/427310. Retrieved 15 April 2014.