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Alscher, Ludger

Date born:

January 1, 1916

Place born:

Münster, Germany

Date died:

January 1, 1985

Place died:

Berlin, Germany


Specialist in classical Greek and Roman art. Alscher studied under Ernst Buschor (q.v.) at Munich, and was charged with reorganizing the Archaeological Institute at the University of Jena after World War II in 1945. In 1951, he moved to a professorship at the Humboldt University in (East) Berlin, where he was named an ordentliche (full) Professor in 1953. Published a four-volume history of the development of Greek sculpture, that was influenced by his training in the analysis of forms.

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Sources: Archäologenbildnisse: Porträts und Kurzbiographien von Klassichen Archäologen deutscher Sprache. Reinhard Lullies, ed. Mainz am Rhein: Verlag Philipp von Zabern, 1988: 319-320.


Bibliography: Götter vor Gericht: das Fälschungsproblem des Bostoner "Throns" die klassisch-griechische Kunst und die Archäologen. Berlin: Deutscher Verlag der Wissenschaften, 1963; Griechische Plastik. 4 vols. Berlin: Deutscher Verlag der Wissenschaften, 1954-1963.