Dr. Adelheid (Heidi) Heimann

Title: Dr.
Prename: Adelheid (Heidi)
Surname: Heimann
Profession: Art historian, journalist
Birthday: 06/27/1903
Place of birth: Berlin
Date of death: 04/24/1993
Place of death: London
Education: 1923 final high school examinations (*Abitur*); university studies (art history, German, philosophy, Romance studies) in Freiburg, Berlin, Bonn, and in Hamburg under Erwin Panofsky; 1930 doctorate
Career: 1930–31 unsalaried assistant to Panofsky; 1931 research in Florence and Paris; 1933–35 lectures at the École pratique des hautes études, Paris; 1935 trains in photography at the Lette Association college, Berlin; 1936 emigrates to Britain and works as a freelance photographer in London until 1942; 1940–43 contract work for the photographic laboratory of the Warburg Institute, London; 1944–52 photojournalist for *Picture Post*; 1947 British citizenship; 1954–64 assistant curator of the photography collection of the Warburg Institute; 1972 visiting professor at Freiburg University
Biographical literature: “Adelheid (Heidi) Heimann,” in *Biographisches Handbuch der deutschsprachigen Emigration nach 1933. International Biographical Dictionary of Central European Emigrés 1933–1945*, ed. Werner Röder and Herbert A. Strauss (Munich: Saur, 1983), vol. 2, 476–7; C.M. Kauffmann, “Adelheid Heimann (1903–93),” *Burlington Magazine* 135 (1993), no. 1087: 694; Reiner Hausherr, “Adelheid Heimann: 27.6.1903–24.4.1993,” *Zeitschrift für Kunstgeschichte* 60 (1997), no. 4: 574–6
Major works: "Der Meister der Grandes Heures de Rohan und seiner Werkstatt," Ph.D. diss., Hamburg, 1932; +L’iconographie de la Trinité* (Paris: L'art chrétien, 1943); *Trinitas Creator Mundi* (London: n.p., 1938/39); *Picasso und der Affe* (Munich: Deutscher Kunstverlag, 1969)