COHN-WIENER, Ernst (until 1907 Ernst Cohn). Tilsit (now Sovetsk) 25.12.1882 — New York 13.4.1941. German Historian of Asian Art. Matriculated 1902 from Bromberg (Bydgoszcz), studies of art history at Berlin and Heidelberg, where Ph.D. 1907. Then until 1933 taught at Humboldt-Akademie, a community college in Berlin. In 1924-25 an art historical study tour to Russia, Asia Minor, Central Asia and China. As a Jew lost his position and migrated with his wife via U.K. to India. Director of Museum and Picture Gallery in Baroda. He had health problems and in 1939 moved to the U.S.A. Married 1921 Eva Margarete Brasch.
Publications: Wrote mainly on Central and East Asian art, also on general art history, and Die jüdische Kunst: Ihre Geschichte von den Anfängen bis zur Gegenwart. 268 P. B. 1929.
– Das Kunstgewerbe des Ostens: Geschichte, Stile, Technik. 256 p. B. 1923.
– Asia, Einführung in die Kunstwelt des Ostens; Indien, China, Japan, Islam. 159 p. ill. B. 1929.
– Turan: islamische Baukunst in Mittelasien. 47 p. ill. B. 1930.
Sources: German Wikipedia; books in worldcat.org.
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