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Hilde Lotz-Bauer
Vita

Hilde Lotz Bauer

1907

Born in Munich to Bertha and August Bauer

1926

Studied Art History under Wilhelm Pinder at Munich University

1931

Awarded Doctorate magna cum laude for thesis on the Sculpture of Michael and Martin Zurn

1931-1933

Trains at Bavarian State Institute for Photography (Lichtbildwesen)
Receives Diploma with distinction
Photographs museum artefacts for Deutscher Kunstverlag, Berlin

1934

Marriage to art historian and critic Bernhard Degenhart
Resides in Rome and Florence. Travels to France, England, Sicily and Germany

1935-1936

Works for Werner Korte documenting Roman palaces and fountains

1935-7

Photocampaigns in Scanno, at first with photographer Helga Fietz
Documentation for art historians at Rome’s Bibliotheca Hertziana
Works for Kunsthistorisches Institut Florenz, documenting the sculpture of Michelangelo, Giambologna, Cellini, amongst others

1937

Awarded Master Craftsman certificate in photography and receives scholarship to Italy

1939-1943

Works at KHFI, travels to Apulia with Leo Bruhns to document Hohenstauffen (Frederich II) castles

1939

Divorce from Degenhart
Meets architectural historian Wolfgang Lotz in September
Lives in Torre dei Ramiglianti, Florence
Commissioned by Friedrich Kriegbaum to document Florentine urbanism

1941

Stays in Pensione Sorelle Bandini, Florence
Marriage to Wolfgang 5 August in Berlin

1942

Birth of son Christoph 25 March in Florence, living in Piazza S. Spirito 9

1943

Moves to Micheldorf an der Krems, Austria (registers 11 September)

1945

Return to Munich Pasing (Bachmairstr 2) at end of war (registers with US Military Government 26 November)
Death of mother Bertha.
Wolfgang in POW camp Remagen

1946

Birth of daughter Irene

1948

Birth of daughter Corinna

1953

Moves to Vassar College, Poughkeepsie NY, USA 

 

Teaches art history at Bennett College, Millbrook NY

1962

Move to Rome, Italy. Lives in Palazzo Zuccari, home of the Biblioteca Hertziana

1979-81

Exhibitions: Florence Palazzo Strozzi, Bonn Wissenschaftszentrum, London Courtauld Institute of Art

1981

Death of Wolfgang Lotz

1985

Moves to Munich

1993

Exhibition: Italy around 1930 in Mannheim Reissmuseum, in association with Franz Schlechter

1999

Dies in Munich February 8. Ashes interred at Non-Catholic Cemetery in Rome next to Wolfgang

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