Martin Krummholz

Art and architecture historian

Topic: Renaissance, Baroque & Rococco

Martin Krummholz (1974) is an art and architecture historian living in Prague. He studied art history in Prague, Florence, and Vienna and holds a Ph.D. in art history from the Faculty of Arts of the Charles University in Prague. Since 2005, he has been employed as a researcher at the Institute of Art History of the Czech Academy of Sciences and currently he is also a lecturer at the Charles University in Prague (Faculty of Humanities) and at the J. E. Purkyně University in Ústí nad Labem (Faculty of Education).

Martin´s research topics include pre-modern aristocratic culture and representation, Baroque architecture (profane buildings, work of J. B. Fischer von Erlach) and plasterwork as well as Czech sculpture around 1900 (Stanislav Sucharda, František Bílek). Thanks to foreign scholarships (2004 Aktion / ÖAD, 2006 Alfred Bader Scholarship, 2007 Bibliotheca Hertziana, 2008 Aktion / ÖAD, 2009 Francis Haskell Memorial Fund Scholarship), he could perform his early modern period research in other European countries (Austria, Italy, United Kingdom).

He is the author of the following exhibitions: Stanislav Sucharda (2007, Hradec Králové), Clam-Gallas Palace. Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach. Architecture – Decoration – Life of the residence (2007, Prague), Stopy tvorby. Stanislav Sucharda 1866 – 1916 (2016, Nová Paka), co-author of the exhibition Metamorphosis of Politics. Prague Monuments of the 19. century (2013/2014, Prague). He participated in many international conferences (Czech Republic, Slovakia, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Ireland, Poland, Spain, United Kingdom, Sweden, France, USA) and published a great number of publications in his research field. Last but not least, he wrote the four monographs: Nové Hrady under the Buquoys. The Beginnings of Landscape Parks in Bohemia (Prague 2012), Buquoyská Krajina. The Buquoy Landscape (Prague 2012), Stanislav Sucharda (1866-1916) (Nová Paka 2006), Clam-Gallas Palace. Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach (Prague 2007), Chateu Troja (Prague 2017).