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Kurt Weitzmann

Kurt Weitzmann was born in Klein Almerode (Witzenhausen, near Kassel) on May 7, 1904 and died in Princeton, New Jersey on June 7, 1993. He was a highly influential art historian who studied Byzantine and medieval art. He attended the universities of Münster, Würzburg and Vienna before moving to Princeton in 1935, due to Nazi persecution. He is well known for the time he spent researching the icons and architecture at Saint Catherine's Monastery in Egypt.


  • Greek mythology in Byzantine art, 1951
  • Geistige Grundlagen und Wesen der makedonischen Renaissance, 1963
  • Illustration roll and codex, 1947, 21970
  • "Studies in manuscript illumination" series
  • The Joshua Roll, 1948
  • The Fresco Cycle of S. Maria di Castelseprio, 1952
  • Ancient book illumination, 1959
  • Late Antique and Early Christian Book Illumination, 1970
  • The Monastery of St. Catherine at Mount Sinai, The Icons, I. 1976
  • Studies in classical and Byzantine manuscript illumination, 1971
  • Byzantine book illumination and ivories, 1980
  • Byzantine liturgical Psalters and Gospels, 1980
  • (with H. L. Kessler) The Frescoes of the Dura Synagogue and Christian Art, 1990

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External links

  • Ekkart Sauser (1998). "Weitzmann, Kurt". In Bautz, Traugott. Biographisch-Bibliographisches Kirchenlexikon (BBKL) (in German) 13. Herzberg: Bautz. cols. 705–706.  
  • Bibliography Kurt Weitzmann
  • Estate Kurt Weitzmann and Josepha Weitzmann-Fiedler
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