Edmund von mach

Edmund (Robert Otto) von Mach (1870-1927) was a German-American writer on and lecturer on art. He was born at Gaffert, Pomerania, Germany, came to America in 1891, and was educated at Harvard University (A.B., 1895; A.M., 1896; Ph.D., 1900), where he was an instructor in fine arts from 1899 to 1903. He was also an instructor in the history of art at Wellesley College from 1899 to 1902, and thereafter lectured on the same subject at Bradford Academy. He is the author of Greek Sculpture: Its Spirit and Principles (1903); A Handbook of Greek and Roman Sculpture (1904); Outlines of the History of Painting (1905); The Art of Painting in the Nineteenth Century (1908). Of the Allgemeines Lexikon der bildenden K√ľnstler he became American editor. After the outbreak (1914) of the European War he endeavored to foster a pro-German sentiment among Americans, and with this object in view wrote What Germany Wants (1914) and translated Paul Rohrbach's Der Deutsche Gedanke in der Welt as German World Politics (1915). In March, 1915, he debated questions of the war with Cecil Chesterton at Carnegie Hall, New York.