OSBORN, MAX (1870–1946), German art critic and author. He was art critic for the Vossische Zeitung 1914–33. From 1938 he lived in Paris, and in 1941, at the age of 72, he was forced to flee from France and emigrate to the United States. His books include Kunst im Leben des Kindes (1902); a study of Duerer's literary legacy, Duerer's Schriftliches Vermaechtnis (1905); a work on woodcarving, Der Holzschnitt (1905); Berlin … (1902, 19262); and Die Kunst des Rokoko (1929). He also wrote a work on the 16th-century literature of demonology.
S. Stompor, Kuenstler im Exil, 6:1–2 (1994).
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