Biography and History

Weitzmann left his native Germany in 1935 for Princeton where he spent the remainder of his life, at the Institute for Advanced Study as a permanent member (1935-1972) and as a professor in Princeton University's Dept. of Art and Archaeology (1945-1972). Weitzmann was also a visiting professor at Yale University and the University of Bonn, and he was associated with the Dumbarton Oaks Center for Byzantine Studies. His areas of scholarship included the history of Byzantine art, using studies of carved ivories, manuscripts, and icons, the history of manuscript illumination, classical monuments, medieval painting and sculpture, and Christian art and symbolism.

Source: From the finding aid for C0777

Occupations

  • Art historians -- New Jersey -- Princeton -- 20th century..
  • Kurt Weitzmann Papers. 1930-1991 (inclusive).

    Call Number: C0777

    Kurt Weitzmann left his native Germany in 1935 for Princeton where he spent the remainder of his life, at the Institute for Advanced Study as a permanent member (1935-1972) and as a professor in Princeton University’s Dept. of Art and Archaeology (1945-1972). Included are personal and professional correspondence, related files, course outlines, lectures, manuscripts and notes for various published works, scrapbooks of clippings, and printed matter.