The New International Encyclopædia/Lützow, Karl von
LÜTZOW, Karl von (1832-97). A German art-historian and critic, born at Göttingen. He studied philology and archæology at Göttingen and Munich, and was associated in Berlin with Lübke in editing Denkmäler der Kunst, established himself as a lecturer in Munich in 1858, then edited in Vienna the Recensionem und Mittheilungen über bildende Kunst, and in 1864 became docent of art-history at the Academy, where in 1800 he was also made librarian and custodian of the cabinet of engravings. In 1867 he was appointed professor at the Polytechnicum. His valuable publications include: Die Meisterwerke der Kirchenbaukunst (2d ed. 1871); Die Geschichte der kaiserlich-königlichen Akademie der bildenden Künste (1877); Die vervielfältigende Kunst der Gegenwart (1886 et seq.); Die Kunstschätze Italiens in geographisch-historischer Uebersicht geschildert (2d ed. 1900); and Geschichte des deutschen Kupferstichs und Holzschnitts (1891). He founded the Zeitschrift für bildende Kunst (1866 et seq.), of which he was editor up to the time of his death.