Jacobus Oud


Birthday February 9, 1890

Birth Sign Aquarius

Birthplace Netherlands

DEATH DATE Apr 5, 1963 (73)

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Known in the U.S. for being a leading exponent of the Modernist Movement in architecture. Served as Municipal Housing Architect in Rotterdam from 1918 until 1933. Participated in the Weissenhof Estate exhibition of 1927.

Before Fame

He came under the influence of Berlage during his early years and also studied with Theodor Fischer in Munich. He became a follower of the De Stijl (neoplasticism) movement after meeting Theo van Doesburg.


He was Municipal Housing Architect for the city of Rotterdam, and he designed Amsterdam's Dutch National War Monument.

Family Life

He was born to a tobacco and wine merchant residing in Purmerend. His brother, Pieter, was mayor of Rotterdam, the second-largest city in the Netherlands.

Associated With

He was a Modernist architect like the famous Le Corbusier.