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.


  • 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

See alsoEdit


  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.

External linksEdit

  • Ekkart Sauser (1998). "Weitzmann, Kurt". In Bautz, Traugott (ed.). Biographisch-Bibliographisches Kirchenlexikon (BBKL) (in German). Vol. 13. Herzberg: Bautz. cols. 705–706. ISBN 3-88309-072-7.
  • http://arthistorians.info/weitzmannk Archived 2019-06-08 at the Wayback Machine
  • Bibliography Kurt Weitzmann[permanent dead link]
  • Estate Kurt Weitzmann and Josepha Weitzmann-Fiedler