Kurt Weitzmann

Kurt Weitzmann (March 7, 1904, Kleinalmerode (Witzenhausen, near Kassel) – June 7, 1993, Princeton, New Jersey)[1] was an American 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. He was elected to the American Philosophical Society in 1964 and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1978.[2][3]


  • 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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  1. ^ Notice de personne "Weitzmann, Kurt (1904-1993)" [Person notice "Weitzmann, Kurt (1904-1993)"] (in French). Bibliothèque nationale de France. 25 September 2019. Retrieved 17 March 2022.
  2. ^ "APS Member History". search.amphilsoc.org. Retrieved 2022-10-12.
  3. ^ "Kurt Weitzmann". American Academy of Arts & Sciences. Retrieved 2022-10-12.

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