Annaliese Mayer-Meintschel, Longtime Director of the Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister in Dresden, Passed Away

On 23 April 2020, Annaliese Mayer-Meintschel (1928-2020), longtime director of the Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister in Dresden, passed away at her home in Dresden-Loschwitz.

From 1968 to 1991 Annaliese Mayer-Meintschel was director of the Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister. Her specialization was the Gemäldegalerie’s Dutch and Flemish paintings from the fifteenth to the eighteenth century. This provided the subject of her dissertation (1961) as well as numerous publications concerning the main works in the collection, from Jan van Eyck’s Triptych with the Virgin and Child to Rembrandt’s Selfportrait with Saskia and Vermeer’s Procuress and Girl Reading a Letter.

An in memoriam, written by Uta Neidhardt and translated by Kristin Belkin, has been published on the HNA website.

Annaliese Mayer-Meintschel (1928–2020) with Vermeer’s Girl Reading a Letter, 1657–59, Dresden Gemäldegalerie