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After graduating from high school in Rosenheim, Jörg Traeger studied Medieval and Modern Art History, Classical Archeology and Historical Auxiliary Sciences at the University of Munich from 1961 to 1966. At the same time, he began studying painting in 1962 at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich, which he completed in 1966 as the best of his year with the first state examination for artistic teaching at secondary schools. After receiving his doctorate in 1968 with Wolfgang Braunfels in Munich, he completed his habilitation in 1973 with “Studies on the work of Philipp Otto Runge ”, also in Munich.
In the 1976/77 winter semester, Traeger was appointed to the newly created chair for art history at the University of Regensburg , which he held until his death. The Bavarian Academy of Sciences elected Traeger in 1997 as a full member of the philosophical-historical class. Traeger was a visiting professor at Jyväskyla University, Abo Akademi University, Finland, at the National Taiwan Normal University in Taipei, Taiwan, and at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Princeton, USA. He declined calls to the Universities of Bonn (1985) and Tübingen (1994). Traeger had been a member and chairman of the board of trustees of the Central Institute for Art History since 1992in Munich, in 1994 he was elected to the board of the Association for the Promotion of the Art History Institute in Florence . In 2000, Traeger was appointed to the advisory board of the Bibliotheca Hertziana in Rome, from 2002 he was deputy chairman of the advisory board of the Bibliotheca Hertziana and the Art History Institute in Florence . The city of Regensburg awarded him the Albertus Magnus Medal in 1991 .
Traeger's scientific work covers a broad spectrum. Central themes of his activity were among others the Renaissance , the French Revolution , the Romanticism , the Modern Age and the Walhalla near Regensburg. In doing so, Traeger often pursued the approach of a global interpretation of important works of art in the context of their time, placing them at the center of an art and general historical view of the respective epoch.
As an artist, Traeger was mainly active as a painter. His work was created in two separate creative periods. By 1971 he created a large number of works of art that differ considerably in terms of their motifs and the techniques used. After a lengthy creative break, he painted a view of Regensburg in 1986 ("Regensburg with Stone Bridge", oil on hardboard), which resulted in exclusively landscape motifs or city views, primarily Regensburg, in the form of oil paintings.
In addition to his work as a university teacher and artist, Traeger repeatedly appeared in the course of his life in the interest of monument preservation . Among other things, he campaigned against a Danube bridge or a sewage sludge dump in the immediate vicinity of Walhalla in Donaustauf near Regensburg, the construction of a bishop's crypt in Regensburg Cathedral , the construction of a bus station in Regensburg's green belt, the construction of a flood wall in the Regensburg district of Stadtamhof and the renovation of Divide the princely residence of Thurn and Taxis in Regensburg into a conference center with a hotel. He also played a key role in the reconstruction of the Dresden Frauenkirche one.
Jörg Traeger died on July 29, 2005 in Munich.
- 1958: Kunstverein Rosenheim (in the municipal gallery)
- 1966: Kempten (Allgäu): Exhibition "Young Painters" (Circle of Friends: Academy students, freelancers)
- 1995: uni pro arte, art from the University of Regensburg (Gerhard Franz / Hermann Leber / Jörg Traeger) Oberpfälzer Künstlerhaus Schwandorf 1995. Exhibition catalog, Regensburg 1995
- 2001: uni pro arte, art from the University of Regensburg (Gerhard Franz / Hermann Leber / Jörg Traeger) Reitstadel Neumarkt id Oberpfalz 2001. Exhibition catalog, Regensburg 2001.
- 2006: Memorial exhibition Jörg Traeger, painting and graphics. St. Oswald Church Regensburg, May 6th - May 27th 2006
- 2009: Memorial exhibition Jörg Traeger (1942–2005), Regensburg (D). Pavillon da Scuder, Sala Segantini, Savognin (Switzerland), July 9 - August 15, 2009
- 2010: Solo exhibition: Art and Congress Center Rosenheim, Jörg Traeger - Painting and Graphics, Exhibition in the Culture and Congress Center, Rosenheim April 19 - May 4, 2010
- 2012: Solo exhibition: Art and Trade Association Regensburg, Jörg Traeger as a painter, exhibition in the Art and Trade Association, Regensburg. Exhibition catalog, Regensburg 2012.
- The riding Pope - A contribution to the iconography of the papacy (Münchner kunsthistorische Abhandlungen Volume I), Munich-Zurich 1970 (Verlag Schnell and Steiner), ISBN 978-3-7954-0450-5 .
- Philipp Otto Runge and his work. Monograph and critical catalog , Munich 1975 (Prestel Verlag). Special volume Studies on 19th Century Art; at the same time double annual gift 1976/77 of the German Association for Art History. Partial print of chap. III, 5–7 (pp. 54–60) under the title: Runge's art and colors, in: Runge's colors today (edition color 4), ed. by Klaus Stromer, Konstanz 1997 (Regenbogen Verlag Klaus Stromer), pp. 32–59.
- Philipp Otto Runge or the Birth of a New Art , Munich 1977 (Prestel Verlag); also licensed edition for the German book community CA Koch's Verlag Nachf., Berlin, Darmstadt, Vienna; Bertelsmann Reinhard Mohn OHG Gütersloh.
- Medieval architectural fiction. The All Saints Chapel on the Regensburg Cathedral Cloister , Munich-Zurich 1980 (Verlag Schnell and Steiner)
- The death of Marat. Revolution of the image of man , Munich 1986 (Prestel Verlag).
- Philipp Otto Runge. The Hülsenbeck children. From the reflection of the naive in the artwork of the Romantic period , Frankfurt a. M. 1987 (Fischer Taschenbuch Verlag, Kunststück series, edited by Klaus Herding, No. 1480); revised edition 1996; Japanese edition, Tokyo 2004.
- The way to Walhalla. Monument landscape and educational trip in the 19th century , Regensburg 1987 (joint production Bernhard Bosse Verlag and book publisher of the Mittelbayerische Zeitung); 2nd expanded edition 1991.
- Walhalla - temple of fame on the Danube. A picture book (together with Horst Hanske - photography and picture text), Regensburg 1992 (Bernhard Bosse Verlag and book publisher of the Mittelbayerische Zeitung).
- Renaissance and religion. The Art of Faith in the Age of Raphael , Munich 1997 (CH Beck Verlag).
- Goya. The art of freedom , Munich 2000 (CH Beck Verlag).
- Upside down. Art at the end of the 20th century , Munich 2004 (CH Beck Verlag)
- Hieronymus Bosch's “hay cart” and the Pope's eschatological Adventus , in: Zeitschrift für Kunstgeschichte 33 (1970), pp. 298–331.
- "... as if your eyelids had been cut off". Image theoretical considerations on a metaphor by Kleist , in: Kleist-Jahrbuch 1980, Berlin 1982, pp. 86-106.
- The explosion of the idyll. A contribution to the realism debate , in: exhib.-cat. Wilhelm Busch as a painter in his time (Lower Saxony State Museum Hanover 1982), Berlin 1982, pp. 3–33.
- Napoleon, Trajan, Heine. Imperial State Painting in France , in: Hans Bungert (Hrsg.): The ancient Rome in Europe. Series of publications by the University of Regensburg 12 (1986), pp. 141-206
- The meeting of Leo the Great with Attila. Planning phases and genesis of meaning , in: Raffaello a Roma. Convegno del 1983, Roma 1986 (Edizioni dell'Elefante, 1986), pp. 97-116.
- The Asam brothers in Freising Cathedral. What does baroque mean? , in: Musis et Litteris. Festschrift for Bernhard Rupprecht on his 65th birthday. Edited by Silvia Glaser and Andrea M. Kluxen, with the collaboration of Volkmar Greiselmayer, Munich 1993 (Wilhelm Fink Verlag), pp. 263–288.
- Border forms of art in the time of Goethe. On the aesthetics of the artificial , in: Daniel Chodowiecki (1726–1801). Engraver, illustrator, businessman, ed. by Ernst Hinrichs and Klaus Zernack (Wolfenbütteler Studies for Enlightenment, edited by the Lessing Academy, Volume 22), Tübingen 1997 (Max Niemeyer Verlag), pp. 181–265.
- The trail of Napoleon in art. Pictures from Bavaria , in: 1803. Turning point in the center of Europe. From the feudal to the bourgeois age, accompanying volume for the exhibition in the Historical Museum in Regensburg May 29 to August 24, 2003, ed. by Peter Schmid and Klemens Unger, Regensburg 2003, pp. 227–277.
- The divine transit. Segantini's 'Ave Maria a trasbordo' and the devotional genre of the 19th century , in: Blick ins Licht. New reflections on the work of Giovanni Segantini, ed. by Beat Stutzer, St. Moritz – Zurich 2004, pp. 11–38.
- Politics of popularization. On the art program of Ludwig I of Bavaria , in: Popularization and popularity, ed. by Gereon Blaseio, Hedwig Pompe and Jens Ruchatz, Cologne 2005, pp. 93–114.
- Carl Georg Heise (d. August 11, 1979) , in: Zeitschrift für Kunstgeschichte 43 (1980), pp. 113–115; printed in: Memorial words for Carl Georg Heise and Hildegard Heise, geb. Neumann, Verona 1980 (Stamperia Valdonega), pp. 31-36.
- Wolfgang Braunfels , art historian (1911–1987) , in: Georg Schwaiger (Hrsg.): Christenleben im Wandel der Zeit. Pictures of life from the history of the Archdiocese of Munich and Freising (Ernst Wewel Verlag Munich 1987), Vol. 2, pp. 518-528.
- The Walhalla and its landscape - a national monument is in danger , in: Frankfurter Allgemeine, June 3, 1978, no. 114 (Pictures and Times).
- Care cases: New Regensburg Bishop's Crypt? , in: Frankfurter Allgemeine, February 9, 1985, No. 34, p. 25 (Feuilleton).
- The terrible cannot be preserved. For the reconstruction of the Dresden Frauenkirche , in: Süddeutsche Zeitung 28./29. March 1991, No. 74, p. 16.
- The abolition of hell. How much art can today's church endure? , in: Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, August 7, 1997, No. 181, p. 27.
- Kunst- und Gewerbeverein Regensburg, Klaus Caspers, Albert Dietl, Hans-Christoph Dittscheid, Reiner R. Schmidt (eds.): Jörg Traeger as painter , 1st edition 2012, Regensburg. ISBN 978-3-86845-086-6
- Eugen Trapp: In a word: It's about tradition - Jörg Traeger as a lawyer for the preservation of monuments, in: Stadt Regensburg (ed.): Preservation of monuments in Regensburg, Volume 10, Regensburg 2006. ISBN 978-3-930480-95-1
- Hans-Christoph Dittscheid: The limitless view. Eye and soul: On the death of the art historian Jörg Traeger , in: Süddeutsche Zeitung No. 177/61. Vol., August 3, 2005, p. 12.
- Henning Ritter : Aesthetics of uncompromising. More than knowledgeable excellence: On the death of the art historian Jörg Traeger , in: Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung No. 179/31 D, August 4, 2005.
- Peter Brielmaier: The art history in shock , in Mittelbayerische Zeitung No. 174/61. Born on August 18, 2005.
- Hans-Christoph Dittscheid: On the death of the Regensburg art historian Jörg Traeger , in: Kunstzeitung No. 109, September 2005.
- Heidrun Stein-Kecks : Prof. Dr. Jörg Traeger (January 21, 1942– July 29, 2005) on the commemoration , in: Das Münster 58, Heft 3, 2005, pp. 332–333.
- Literature by and about Jörg Traeger in the catalog of the German National Library
- Obituary for Traeger of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences (PDF; 40 kB)
- List of publications by Jörg Traeger at the University of Regensburg
|SHORT DESCRIPTION||German art historian, artist and university professor|
|DATE OF BIRTH||January 21, 1942|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Rosenheim|
|DATE OF DEATH||July 29, 2005|
|Place of death||Munich|