Otto M. Urban

Petr Wittlich: Made in English

For many years Petr Wittlich (born in 1932) has been the most respected art historian of his generation in the Czech lands. His first published studies date from the mid-1950s. Since that time he has been a lecturer at the Institute of Art History in the Philosophical Faculty in Prague. Wittlich is perhaps the most influential post-war art historian working in the Czech context. His books and studies on the art of the turn of the 19th century in particular are among the fundamental contributions on the subject out side of the Czech context, as well.