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Obituary: Juergen Schulz

by SAH News | Dec 01, 2014
JUERGEN SCHULZ  was born at Kiel, Germany, on August 18, 1927, and died of a stroke in Providence, RI, on November 23, 2014. In 1938 his family fled Nazi Germany and settled in Berkeley, California. A veteran of World War II, he was educated at the University of California at Berkeley and received his doctorate in the history of art under Johannes Wilde from the Courtauld Institute, University of London, in 1958. In that year he joined the art history faculty at the University of California at Berkeley. In 1968 he was appointed professor and chairman of the art department at Brown University, retiring in 1995 as Andrea K. Rosenthal Professor Emeritus. Under his leadership, the department became an important center for both graduate and undergraduate instruction in the history of art and architecture; he was greatly loved by students and colleagues alike. His abundant research focused on Medieval and Renaissance Venice, resulting in books and articles on Venetian Romanesque palaces, painted ceilings of the Renaissance, and printed maps, plans, and views of Venice. He was awarded fellowships by the Guggenheim Foundation, the Fulbright committee, the NEH, and the Institute for Advanced Studies at Princeton and was a member of the Ateneo Veneto. For his contribution to the rescue of Italian art after the floods of 1966, he was designated Grande Ufficiale of the Ordine della Stella della Solidarietà della Repubblica Italiana. From 1984 he was an active member on the scientific council of the Centro Internazionale di Studi di Architettura "Andrea Palladio" at Vicenza. In 2000-2001 he was Samuel H. Kress Professor at the National Gallery of Art, Washington. His wife, Anne Markham Schulz, his children, Ursula, Catherine and Jeremy Schulz, his son-in-law Michael Apte and four grandsons will cherish his memory. A memorial service will be announced.
Professor Schulz had been a member of the Society of Architectural Historians since 1973. 
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