Arnheim, Rudolf

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Arnheim, Rudolf Gender: M
Rudolf Julius Arnheim
born on 15 July 1904 at 18:45 (= 6:45 PM )
Place Berlin, Germany, 52n29, 13e21
Timezone CET h1e (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 22°46' s_mo.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 27°31 Asc.s_sagcol.18.gif 28°30'


German-born author, art and film theorist, and perceptual psychologist, whose magnum opus is Art and Visual Perception: A Psychology of the Creative Eye (1954). This book was revised, enlarged and published in a new version in 1974, and it has been translated into fourteen languages.

He learned Gestalt psychology from studying under Max Wertheimer and Wolfgang Köhler at the University of Berlin and applied it to art. Other major books by Arnheim include Visual Thinking (1969), and The Power of the Center: A Study of Composition in the Visual Arts (1982).

He lived in Germany, Italy, England, and America where he taught at Sarah Lawrence College, Harvard University, and the University of Michigan. He greatly influenced art history and psychology in America.

The noted centenarian Rudolf Arnheim died on 9 June 2007 at age 102 in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Link to Wikipedia biography



Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth registry entry from Berlin archives (no. 1238).


  • Lifestyle : Home : Expatriate (Lived in Italy, England, USA)
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 102)
  • Vocation : Education : Teacher
  • Vocation : Healing Fields : Psychologist (Perceptual)
  • Vocation : Writers : Critic (Film)
  • Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction