Demus, Otto, b. Harland near St. Poelten (Lower Austria), Nov. 4, 1902, d. Vienna, Nov. 17, 1990. Art historian, father of Joerg Demus; 1929-1939 Head Curator of Carinthia, emigrated 1939. From 1946-1964 president of the Federal Office of Austrian Monuments; internationally renowned expert in the field of medieval and Byzantine monumental art. 1963-1973 professor of Austrian medieval and Byzantine art at the University of Vienna.
Works#Byzantine Mosaic Decoration, 1947; The Mosaics of Norman Sicily, 1949; The Church of San Marco in Venice, 1960; Roman. Wandmalerei, 1968; Byzantine Art and the West, 1970; The Mosaics of San Marco in Venice, 2 vols., 1984.
Literature#Festschrift f. O. D., 1972.