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Fritz Saxl

Austrian art historian

1890   -   1948

country of citizenship: Austria, United Kingdom
language of expression: German
occupation: art historian
student of: Franz Wickhoff, Julius von Schlosser, Heinrich Wölfflin

Friedrich "Fritz" Saxl (8 January 1890, Vienna – 22 March 1948, Dulwich, London) was the art historian who was the guiding light of the Warburg Institute, especially during the long mental breakdown of its founder, Aby Warburg, whom he succeeded as director.
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Saturn and Melancholy

1964 study by Raymond Klibansky, Erwin Panofsky, and Fritz Saxl

author: Raymond Klibansky, Erwin Panofsky, Fritz Saxl


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