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Wolfgang Born
(1893-1949)


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An art historian, painter, and author. He served during World War I, and began to study art after the war in Munich and Paris. He illustrated Thomas Mann's Death in Venice in 1921, and then moved to Vienna working as a journalist, illustrator, and art critic. After studying art history at the universities in Munich and Vienna, he emigrated to the United States to avoid Jewish persecution in 1937. He was Art Director at Maryville College, St. Louis, MO. In 1944, he taught at Queens College, New York; was professor of Art History at Louisiana State University, New Orleans, 1945-1948; professor of art history at Hunter College (City University of New York), 1948. The most notable of his published works is his 1948 American Landscape Painting; an Interpretation. He became an American citizen in 1943.[Q37]

Place of birth: Breslau, Silesia[M23]
Place of second marriage: Louisiana[Q37]
Place of death: New York City[M23]


 

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