Richard Neutra

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Birthday
8, 1892
Birthplace
Austria
Death Date
Apr 16, 1970 (78)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
8, 1892
Birthplace
Austria
Death Date
Apr 16, 1970 (78)

About

Prolific Modernist architect whose work included the California Military Academy, the Lovell Health House, and the Neutra Office Building, which was entered into the National Register of Historic Places.

Before Fame

He studied at the Vienna University of Technology with the famed Adolf Loos; he also studied with other notables such as Max Fabiani and Karl Mayreder. He traveled to Italy and the Balkans in 1912 on a study trip with Sigmund Freud's son, Ernst Ludwig Freud.

Trivia

He was included in MoMA's 1932 exhibition on modern architecture, an exhibition that was curated by Philip Johnson and Henry-Russell Hitchcock.

Family Life

He was born into a prosperous Jewish family; his father, Samuel Neutra, ran a metal foundry, and his mother, Elizabeth Glaser, was an IKG Wien member. He married the daughter of an architect, Dione Niedermann, in 1922.

Associated With

He designed the Von Sternberg House in the San Fernando Valley, of which writer Ayn Rand was the second owner.