He attended the Alte Nikolaischule and passed his Abitur in 1886 . He enrolled at the University of Heidelberg for chemistry and physics and became active in the Corps Guestphalia Heidelberg in 1886 . He moved to the University of Berlin and the University of Leipzig . In 1887 he also joined the Corps Misnia Leipzig . In 1888 he switched to art history and studied art history and classical archeology at the University of Leipzig until 1891 . With a dissertation about the painters and graphic artists Hans Schaufelin he was in 1892 when Anton Springer for Dr. phil. PhD . After traveling through various countries, he worked for Wilhelm Bode at the Berlin Gemäldegalerie from 1893 to 1896, as a trainee , research assistant and, most recently, acting director's assistant.
From 1896 he lived financially independent in Leipzig as a private scholar . In 1898/99 he was with Richard Graul editor of the magazine for visual arts in the publishing house EA Seemann . In addition, he and Felix Becker began in 1898 the preparatory work for his main work, the publication of the General Lexicon of Fine Artists from Antiquity to the Present (“Thieme-Becker”). Volume 1 was published by Wilhelm Engelmann in Leipzig in October 1907 . With Volume 4 (1910) Felix Becker resigned as editor due to illness. In 1911 the publishing house EA Seemann took over the publication. From Volume 5 (1911) to Volume 13 (1920), Thieme is the sole editor, for Volume 14 (1921) and Volume 15 (1922) with Fred. C. Willis .
In 1907 and 1908 he had a villa built on the corner plot of Robert-Schumann-Strasse 7 / Ferdinand-Rhode-Strasse according to plans by the Leipzig architect Peter Dybwad .
- Hans Leonhard Schaeuffelein's painterly activity . EA Seemann, Leipzig 1892 (dissertation).
- Alfred Thieme Gallery in Leipzig . Breitkopf & Härtel, Leipzig 1900 ( digitized version ).
- Collection of Jul. Otto Gottschald in Leipzig . Breitkopf & Härtel, Leipzig 1901.
- with Felix Becker: Artist Lexicon . In: Spemann's golden book of art . Spemann, Berlin / Stuttgart 1901, pp. 429-508 ( digitized version ).
- (Ed.): General encyclopedia of fine artists from antiquity to the present . Volume 1–15, Engelmann, later EA Seemann, Leipzig 1907–1922.
- Bruno Volger (ed.): Saxony's scholars, artists and writers in word and image , Volume 1. Volger, Leipzig 1907, p. 184.
- Hans Vollmer : Ulrich Thieme . In: Repertorium für Kunstwissenschaft Volume 44, 1924, pp. 108–110.
- Hermann Christern (Ed.): German Biographical Yearbook . Volume 4. The year 1922 . Deutsche Verlagsanstalt, Stuttgart and Berlin 1929, p. 372.
- Alfred Langer: Art Literature and Reproduction. 125 years of Seemann-Verlag in the service of research and dissemination of art . EA Seemann, Leipzig 1983, pp. 118-124 (with picture).
- Christiane Fork: Thieme, Ulrich , in: Peter Betthausen , Peter H. Feist , Christiane Fork: Metzler-Kunsthistoriker-Lexikon . 2nd edition, Metzler, Stuttgart and Weimar 2007, ISBN 978-3-476-02183-0 , pp. 434-436.
- Rudolf Vierhaus (Ed.): Deutsche Biographische Enzyklopädie , 2nd edition, Volume 9, KG Saur, Munich 2008, ISBN 978-3-598-25039-2 , p. 920.
- Literature by and about Ulrich Thieme in the catalog of the German National Library
- Dictionary of Art Historians
- Kösener Corpslisten 1930, 69 , 809; 94 , 261.
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Thieme, Conrad Ulrich (full name)|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||German art historian|
|DATE OF BIRTH||January 31, 1865|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Leipzig|
|DATE OF DEATH||March 25, 1922|
|Place of death||Leipzig|