Hans Hildebrandt was a German art
historian and critic and Lily Uhlmann Hildebrandt, a glass painter, photographer, and
journalist. They were long active in Stuttgart, Germany, where their house was a
gathering place for artists, including Ida Kerkovius, Johannes Itten, and Oskar
Schlemmer. They formed an art collection that comprised works by Josef Albers, Alexander
Archipenko, Willi Baumeister, Hans Brühlmann, Lyonel Feiniger, Hannah Höch, Adolf
Hölzel, Johannes Itten, Ida Kerkovius, Paul Klee, Oskar Schlemmer, and Kurt Schwitters.
Their papers provide a comprehensive record of their life and work reflecting their
interests in modern art, architecture, and the decorative arts, as well as their close
friendships with leading painters and architects. The papers consist of personal and
professional correspondence, manuscripts, research notes, bibliographies, publications,
Hans Hildebrandt was a German art historian and critic whose interests spanned modern
art, architecture, and the decorative arts. Among his publications are Die Architektur bei Albrecht Altdorfer (1908), Adolf Hölzel als Zeichner (1913), Wandmalerei (1920), Die Kunst des 19. und 20.
Jahrhunderts (1924-1931), and Oskar Schlemmer
(1952). Hildebrandt and his wife Lily Uhlmann Hildebrandt, a painter and a collaborator
on his research projects, maintained close friendships with painters and architects,
among them Willi Baumeister, Hans Brühlmann, Walter Gropius, Hannah Höch, Adolf Hölzel,
Johannes Itten, Wassily Kandinsky, Le Corbusier, Oskar Schlemmer, Hermann Stenner, Henry
van de Velde, and Wilhem Wagenfeld.
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