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Erich Mendelsohn

Erich Mendelsohn, Russian architect. Member German Expressionist movement, active in expressionist theatre; Served with C.E., German Army, World War I. Guggenheim fellow, New York City, 1943.; Fellow Royal Institute British Architects, Mexican Institute Architects; member American International Assurance, Academy Arts Berlin; member International League Modern Architecture Tokyo, Arts.

Background

  • Mendelsohn, Erich was born on March 21, 1887 in Allenstein, East Prussia. Son of David and Esther (Jaruslawsky) Mendelsohn.

  • Education

    • Master of Arts, University Munich, 1911.

    Career

    • 1 daughter, Esther (Mistress Peter Joseph). Came to the United States, 1941, naturalized, 1946.

    Works

    • Author: America—Architect’s Picture Book, 1926. Russia, Europe, America—and Architectural Cross-section, 1928. The Creative Spirit of the World Crisis, 1930, New House, New World, 1931.

    Membership

    Member German Expressionist movement, active in expressionist theatre. Served with C.E., German Army, World War I. Guggenheim fellow, New York City, 1943. Fellow Royal Institute British Architects, Mexican Institute Architects.

    Member American International Assurance, Academy Arts Berlin. Member International League Modern Architecture Tokyo, Arts.

    Connections

    • Married Louise Maas, October 5, 1915.
    • father: David Mendelsohn
    • mother: Esther (Jaruslawsky) Mendelsohn
    • spouse: Louise Maas
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    Born March 21, 1887
    Died September 15, 1953
    (aged 66)
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