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Architect , art educator

Joseph Rykwert, Polish architect, art educator. Decorated Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres, Government of France, 1985; recipient Alfred Jurzykowski Foundation award, 1990, Accademia di San Luca, 1993. Member steering committee United Nations Educational Conference on Urbanism, 1989-1991. Member Polish Academy of Arts and Sciences, College Art Association, Comite International des Critiques d'Architecture (president), Savile Club (London).

Background

Rykwert, Joseph was born on April 5, 1926 in Warsaw, Poland. Arrived in England, 1939. Son of Szymon Mieczyslaw and Elizabeth (Melup) Rykwert.

Education

Student, Architectural Association, London, 1947. Master of Arts, University Cambridge. Doctor of Philosophy, Royal College Art, London, 1970.

Master of Arts (honorary), University Pennsylvania, 1988. Doctor of Science (honorary), University Edinburgh, 1995. Doctor (honorary), University Cordoba, 1998.

Doctor (honorary), University Bath, England, 2000. Doctor (honorary), University Rome, 2004. Doctor (honorary), University Toronto, 2005.

Career

Library., tutor Royal College Art, 1960-1967. Professor art, chairman department University Essex, Colchester, England, 1967-1981. Slade professor fine arts University Cambridge, 1980, reader in architecture, 1981-1987.

Paul Philippe Cret professor architecture, professor art history University Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 1988-1998, professor emeritus, also chairman Doctor of Philosophy program in architecture. Andrew Mellon professor Cooper Union, New York City, 1977. George Lurcy professor Columbia University, New York City, 1986.

Commissioner Venice (Italy) Biennale, 1974-1977. Member jury Parc de la Villette Competition, Paris, 1982, Wolf Foundation Prize, Jerusalem, 1983. Trustee Cubitt Trust, London, 1986-1998.

Senior scholar Getty Center for History Art and Humanities, 1 992, 93. Co-editor catalogue, curator Alberti Exhibition, Mantua, Italy, 1994.

Works

Membership

Member steering committee United Nations Educational Conference on Urbanism, 1989-1991. Member Polish Academy of Arts and Sciences, College Art Association, Comite International des Critiques d'Architecture (president), Savile Club (London).

Connections

Married Anne-Marie Sandersley, February 14, 1972. 1 child from previous marriage, Simon Sebastian. 1 stepchild, Marina Joanna Engel.

father:
Szymon Mieczyslaw Rykwert

mother:
Elizabeth (Melup) Rykwert

spouse:
Anne-Marie Sandersley