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Marcel Lajos Breuer

Marcel Lajos Breuer, Hungarian architect. Fellow American Institute of Architects (awards include New York chapter medal of Honor 1965, Gold medal 1968, award for excellence 1970, Honor award 1970, 72, 73), American Academy Arts and Sciences; member National Institute Arts and Letters (vice president 1968); member Architectural Society Colombia, Architectural Society Peru, Architectural Society Argentina.

Background

  • Breuer, Marcel Lajos was born on May 22, 1902 in Pecs, Hungary. Son of Jacques and Franciska (Kan) Breuer.

  • Education

    • Graduate Magyar Kir, Forealiskola, Pecs, Hungary, 1920. Master of Arts, Bauhaus, Weimer, Germany, 1924. Doctor Government Hungary (honorary), 1968.

      D.Arts, Harvard University, 1970. Doctor of Fine Arts (honorary), Pratt Institute, 1969. D.Arts (honorary), University Notre Dame.

    Career

    • Master of Bauhaus, Dessau, Germany, 1925-1928. Architect Berlin, 1928-1931. Architectural commissions and travel in Spain, Morocco, Switzerland, Germany, Hungary, Greece and England, 1931-1935.

      Architect, London, 1935-1937. Associate professor architectural department Harvard University, 1937-1946. Partner Walter Gropius & Marcel Breuer, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1937-1942.

    Works

    • Author: Sun and Shadow, Marcel Breuer, 1921-1961. Marcel Breuer: New Buildings and Projects. Contributor articles to journals.

    Membership

    Fellow American Institute of Architects (awards include New York chapter medal of Honor 1965, Gold medal 1968, award for excellence 1970, Honor award 1970, 72, 73), American Academy Arts and Sciences. Member National Institute Arts and Letters (vice president 1968). Member Architectural Society Colombia, Architectural Society Peru, Architectural Society Argentina.

    Clubs: Harvard, Century (New York City).

    Connections

    • Married Martha Erps, August 14, 1926.
    • father: Jacques Breuer
    • mother: Franciska (Kan) Breuer
    • spouse: Martha Erps
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    Born March 22, 1902
    Died July 1, 1981
    (aged 79)
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