Gurlitt, Hildebrand

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Gurlitt, Hildebrand Gender: M
Hildebrand Paul Theodor Ludwig Gurlitt
born on 15 September 1895 at 20:00 (= 8:00 PM )
Place Dresden, Germany, 51n03, 13e44
Timezone CET h1e (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 22°40' s_mo.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 09°24 Asc.s_taucol.18.gif 18°21'


German Nazi art historian, art gallery director and subsequently, Nazi-associated art dealer, and war profiteer, who traded in "degenerate art" during the Nazi era, and purchased paintings in Nazi-occupied France, many of them stolen from their original owners, for Hitler's planned Führermuseum (which was never built) and for himself.

He also inherited family artworks from both his father and his sister, an accomplished artist in her own right. Following World War II and the denazification process he became Director of the Art Association for the Rhineland and Westphalia, until his death in a car accident on 9 November 1956 at the age of 61.

His personal collection of over 1,500 items, including works by Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, and Paul Cézanne, among many others, remained virtually unknown until it was brought to public attention in 2013 following its confiscation from the possession of his son, Cornelius Gurlitt, who, although never reunited with the collection, bequeathed it upon his death in 2014 to the Museum of Fine Arts Bern in Switzerland.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • business associate/partner relationship with Posse, Hans (born 6 February 1879)
  • other kin relationship with Gurlitt, Wolfgang (born 15 February 1888). Notes: Cousins


  • Relationship : Marriage 1923 (Helene Hanke)
  • Death by Accident 9 November 1956 (Car accident, age 61)
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Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth registry entry from Dresden archives. Death data in margin.


  • Family : Childhood : Family noted
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (Two)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids - Noted
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Invest/ Collectibles (Art)
  • Personal : Death : Accidental (Car accident)
  • Vocation : Art : Art critic
  • Vocation : Art : Other Art (Historian, gallery director, dealer)
  • Vocation : Business : Top executive (Art gallery director)
  • Vocation : Business/Marketing : Sales (Art dealer)
  • Vocation : Humanities+Social Sciences : Historian (Art)
  • Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction (Art)
  • Notable : Famous : Criminal cases (War profiteering)