Wilhelm Von Bode
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Bode, Wilhelm Von
Born Dec. 10, 1845, in Calvörde, Braunschweig; died Mar. 3, 1929, in Berlin. German art historian, associated with museums.
From 1906 to 1920, Bode was general director of Berlin museums. He studied the art of the Italian Renaissance and Dutch and Flemish painting (Florentine Sculptors of the Renaissance, 1906–12; Masters of the Dutch and Flemish Schools, 1917; and others). He made wide use of archival data and discovered and studied many works of previously forgotten artists.