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Erich Mendelsohn

architect.

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