Badt, Kurt

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Badt, Kurt Gender: M
Kurt Ludwig Badt
born on 3 March 1890 at 11:00 (= 11:00 AM )
Place Berlin, Germany, 52n29, 13e21
Timezone LMT m13e21 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 12°49' s_mo.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 05°20 Asc.s_cancol.18.gif 00°30'

Kurt Badt (sitting at his desk)


German art historian who considered "masterpieces" to be the only works of art worth studying. His writings include studies on Wilhelm Lehmbruck, Eugène Delacroix, Nicolas Poussin, Jan Vermeer, John Constable, Paul Cézanne, Raphael, Vincent van Gogh, Paolo Veronese, Ernst Barlach, and attacks on the methodology of the "second Vienna school" of art history dominated by Hans Sedlmayr.

Badt was one of the most influential art historians of his time. His work influenced the German art historians Gertrude Berthold, Lorenz Dittmann, Martin Gosebruch, Werner Gross, Josef Adolf Schmoll genannt Eisenwerth and Max Imdahl, and he is frequently quoted by English and American art historians.

Badt committed suicide on 22 November 1973, aged 83, in Überlingen, together with his second wife.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth registry entry from Berlin Archives.


  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 83)
  • Personal : Death : Suicide
  • Vocation : Art : Other Art (Historian)
  • Vocation : Humanities+Social Sciences : Historian (Art)
  • Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction (Art history)
  • Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession (Famous art historian)