Ernst Kitzinger




art historian.

Country of origin



Art historian specializing in Byzantine, early Christian, and early medieval art. The papers document Kitzinger's scholarly contribution to the history of late antique, early Christian, Byzantine, and early medieval art. The collection consists of offprints of his published work, research materials, lecture materials, teaching files, and photographs and slides.

historian's relations

medieval art Byzantine art

Main works

Kitzinger, E. (1940). Early Medieval Art in the British Museum. London: The British Museum

Kitzinger, E. (1940). Portraits of Christ. Harmondsworth: Penguin

Kitzinger, E. (1950). The Coffin of Saint Cuthbert. Oxford: Printed for the Dean and Chapter of Durham Cathedral at the University Press

Kitzinger, E. (1951). Studies on Late Antique and Early Byzantine Floor Mosaics: I. Mosaics at Nikopolis. Harvard: Dumbarton Oaks Papers

Kitzinger, E. (1960). I mosaici di Monreale. Palermo: S. F. Flaccovio

Kitzinger, E. (1965). Israeli Mosaics of the Byzantine Period. New York: New American library/UNESCO

Kitzinger, E. (1967). A Survey of the Early Christian Town of Stobi. New York: Johnson Reprint Corp

Kitzinger, E. (1977). Byzantine Art in the Making: Main Lines of Stylistic Development in Mediterranean Art, 3rd-7th Century. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press

Kitzinger, E. (1990). The Mosaics of St. Mary's of the Admiral in Palermo. Harvard: Dumbarton Oaks Papers

Kitzinger, E. (1992). I mosaici del periodo normanno in Sicilia. Palermo: Istituto siciliano di studi bizantini e neoellenici

About the scholar

Maguire, H. (2003). Ernst Kitzinger: 1912-2003. Harvard: Dumbarton Oaks Papers


Ernst Kitzinger papers, 1931-1995