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Lücken, Gottfried von

Date born:  1883

Place Born:  Wredenhagen bei Röbel, Germany

Date died:  1976

Place died:  Munich, Germany

Specialist in ancient Greek art, especially sarcophagi.  His 1930 book Entwicklung der Parthenonskulptur traced stylistic differences in the North frieze of the Parthenon sculptures not to different artists but to a steady process of stylistic development.  Lücken's academic career spanned the Weimar, Nazi and DDR eras as a Professor at the University of Rostock (1921-1971), but he emigrated from the DDR after retirement (at age 88) to Munich.   His students included Lotte Eisner (q.v.).

Home Country:  Germany

Sources:  Archäologenbildnisse: Porträts und Kurzbiographien von Klassichen Archäologen deutscher Sprache. Reinhard Lullies, ed. Mainz am Rhein: Verlag Philipp von Zabern, 1988: 218-219.

Bibliography:  Die Entwicklung der Parthenonskulptur, 1930.