September - December 2006
Heinrich Dilly is professor of art history at the Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg, Germany. In 1979 he launched his writing career with the famous book Kunstgeschichte als Institution (Frankfurt), the first critical history of art covering the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. As teacher of the history and theory of modern art and culture, he has written essays about such known and unknown painters as Pieter Jansz Saenredam, Piet Mondrian, Paul Cézanne, Alfred Lehmann, Marie Drea, and Wolfgang Gaefgen. His research has focused on the “Altmeister moderner Kunstgeschichte” and “Deutsche Kunsthistoriker between 1933 and 45”. While at the Clark, he will continue to research the growth of an international community of art historians, its congresses, and its discussions.