Germany, 1892 - 1968
twentieth-century art historian and pioneer of iconology

Erwin Panofsky

Erwin Panofsky was a twentieth-century art historian and is considered one of the founding fathers of iconology. In the 1930s, he came to the United States as a university professor and remained there – for good – to escape the Nazi government gaining power in Germany. Among Panofsky’s work are Studies in Iconology (1939), The Life and Art of Albrecht Dürer (1943) and Early Netherlandish Painting (1953).

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Journal Nexus

Nexus 51

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