Walter Friedländer

Walter Ferdinand Friedländer (March 10, 1873 – September 8, 1966) was a German art historian (who should not be confused with Max Jakob Friedländer).

Walter Friedlaender was the son of Sigismund Friedlaender and Anna Joachimsthal. Born in Glogau, he was taught art history by Heinrich Wölfflin and others. Among his first students was Erwin Panofsky.

He taught at the Freiburg University (1914–1933[1]), and the Institute of Fine Arts at New York University (1935-1966).

He died in New York.


  • David to Delacroix, 1952
  • Caravaggio Studies, 1955[2]
  • Mannerism and Anti-mannerism in Italian Painting 1957
  • Poussin. The Library of Great Painters. 1964. Harry N. Abrams, Inc., Publishers. New York, N.Y. 204 pp.


  1. ^ "Die Synagoge in Freiburg im Breisgau (Baden-Württemberg)".
  2. ^ Venturi, Lionello (March 1957). "Caravaggio Studies by Walter Friedländer". The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism. 15 (3): 367–368. doi:10.2307/427310. JSTOR 427310.

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