Hartlaub, Gustav Friedrich (1884–1963)
German museum director and professor of art who studied
the relationship of occultism and magic to art. He was born
March 12, 1884, at Bremen, Germany, and later obtained his
Ph.D. at Heidelberg University. In 1921 he became the director
of the Municipal Art Museum in Mannheim, Germany,
where he remained until fired by the Nazis in 1933. After
World War II, he became a professor of art history at Heidelberg
University in 1946. He worked there until his death on
April 30, 1963.
Sources
Hartlaub, Gustav Friedrich. The Inexplicable Study of the
Magic World View. N.p., 1951.
———. Magic of the Mirror. N.p., 1950.
———. The Philosophers’ Stone Character and Image of Alchemy.
N.p., 1959.
Pleasants, Helene, ed. Biographical Dictionary of Parapsychology.
New York Helix Press, 1964.