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Born: 1902, Died: 1981

A Cambridge, MA (later New York City) based architect of international repute, Breuer was born in Hungary and received his early education there. In the 1920s he studied at the Bauhaus in Weimar, later becoming a professor at the Dessau Bauhaus (until 1928). In 1937 Breuer came to Harvard University under the aegis of Walter Gropius; he remained there through 1947 and collaborated with Gropius on architectural projects through 1941.

In the United States Breuer worked on a Defense Housing Development with Gropius in New Kensington, PA (1942), but perhaps the most visible work from his career is the 1963-1966 Whitney Museum of Art in New York City. In the 1970s Breuer participated in the annual Philadelphia Chapter AIA exhibitions.

Written by Sandra L. Tatman.

School Affiliations

  • Bauhaus (Weimar and Dessau)


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