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Weitzmann, Kurt

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Weitzmann, Kurt

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  • Kurt Weitzmann

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Byzantinist and medievalist. Born in Germany, Weitzmann came to the United States in 1935 as a member of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, NJ. In 1945, he joined the faculty in the Department of Art History at Princeton University, later being promoted to full professor in 1950 and achieving emeritus status in 1972. Weitzmann was a visiting scholar at Dumbarton Oaks from 1972-1974. Weitzman wrote on topics related to his his visits to Mount Athos in Greece between 1932 and 1954 and to the Monastery of St. Catherine on Mount Sinai in Egypt from 1956 to 1965.


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This record was revised by Beth Bayley on November 15, 2013



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