Karl von Lützow

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Karl von Lützow (25 December 1832 – 22 April 1897) was a German art historian and critic.

Biography[edit]

He was born in Göttingen. From 1851 to 1856 he studied philology and archæology at the universities of Göttingen and Munich, where he was a favored student of Friedrich Wilhelm Thiersch.[1] He was associated in Berlin with Wilhelm Lübke in editing Denkmäler der Kunst.

He was appointed docent of art history at the University of Munich in 1858, then edited in Vienna the Rezensionen und Mittheilungen über bildende Kunst. In 1864 he became a professor at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna, where in 1866 he was also made librarian and director of the cabinet of engravings.[1] In 1867 he was appointed professor of architectural history at the Technische Hochschule.[2]

Grave relief of Karl von Lützow at the Zentralfriedhof in Vienna.

Works[edit]

His publications include:

He founded the Zeitschrift für bildende Kunst (Leipzig, 1866, et seq.), of which he was editor up to the time of his death.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b BLKÖ:Lützow, Karl Friedrich Arnold von Biographisches Lexikon des Kaiserthums Oesterreich
  2. ^ Hermann Arthur Lier (1906), "Lützow, Karl von", Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie (ADB) (in German), 52, Leipzig: Duncker & Humblot, pp. 142–144