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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

  • Other Work

    • 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