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Auerbach, Ingeborg Any (nee, Fraenckel)

Date born: 1903

Place born: Blankenese (Hamburg area), Germany

Date died: undocumented

Place died: undocumented

Art historian of Italian renaissance. Auerbach studied art history in Hamburg with the so-called Hamburg School art historians Charles de Tolnay (q.v.), Fritz Saxl (q.v.), Aby Warburg (q.v.) and Erwin Panofsky (q.v.). She wrote her dissertation under Panofsky on Andrea del Sarto in 1932. She married one of the first Bauhaus school students, the sculptor and graphic artist Johannes Auerbach (changed to John Allenby in England,1900-1950) and immigrated to England in 1938. Auerbach never practiced art history after her immigration, but contributed to the festschrift on on Walter Friedlaender, 1933.

HCountry: Germany

Hbiography: Ulrike Wendland, Biographisches Handbuch deutschsprachiger Kunsthistoriker im Exil: Leben und Werk der unter dem Nationalsozialismus verfolgten und vertriebenen Wissenschaftler. München: Saur, 1999, vol. 1, 17; Gabriele Hofner-Kulenkamp, Kunsthistorikerinnen in Exil (Manuscript, Hamburg, 1991); Roger Willemsen, "Munter ins Ableben: Johannes Ilmari Auerbach veranstaltet einen Selbstmorderwettbewerb," Die Zeit December 12, 1996: 5.

HBibliography: Die Malerischen Werke des Andrea del Sarto (dissertation), Hamburg, 1933, Strassbourg, 1935; "Jugendwerke Pontornos," in Festschrift Walter Friedlaender 60. Geburtstag am 10. März 1933 (Manuscript, 1933); "Andrea del Sarto (1486-1531), Head of the Apostle Thomas, Rome, Galleria Corsini," Old Master Drawings 9 (1934-5): 5.