Hans Poelzig

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Birthday
30, 1869
Birthplace
Germany
Death Date
Jun 14, 1936 (67)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
30, 1869
Birthplace
Germany
Death Date
Jun 14, 1936 (67)

About

Designer of the iconic I.G. Farben building in Frankfurt, Germany. He designed the set for "The Golem: How He Came Into the World," the 1920 UFA film production.

Before Fame

He was named teacher and director at the Breslau Academy of Art and Design in 1903. He served as city architect of Dresden and was a member of the Deutscher Werkbund.

Trivia

He redesigned the interior of the Berlin Crosses Schauspielhaus in 1919 at the request of impresario Max Reinhardt.

Family Life

His mother, the countess Clara Henrietta Maria Poelzig, was unsure of his paternity, so her husband at the time, Englishman George Acland Ames, refused to acknowledge him as his son; he was, therefore, raised by a choirmaster. He married Maria Voss in 1899 and had four children.

Associated With

He was born in the same country as Albert Einstein.