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Ernst Wiesner

Austru-HUngarian architect

Died when: 81 years 175 days (977 months)
Star Sign: Aquarius


Ernst Wiesner

Ernst Wiesner, also known as Arnošt Wiesner (21 January 1890, in Malacky, Kingdom of Hungary, Austro-Hungarian Empire – 15 July 1971, in Liverpool) was a modernist architect, one of the foremost interwar period architects of Brno.

His ancestors with German surnames Wiesner came from the area of modern Austria.From 1908 to 1913 Wiesner studied at the (taught by ) in Vienna.

After World War I he worked as an independent architect in the city of Brno, until 1939.Wiesner was a very active architect in the city between the World Wars.

His work was greatly influenced by Adolf Loos and his pure constructions with their classicized balance and monumentality are amongst the best works to be constructed in Brno at that time.

Afterwards Wiesner emigrated to Great Britain where he joins the foreign anti-fascist resistance.After World War II he stayed in Britain.

During 1948-1950 he acted as a lecturer in the School of Architecture at the University of Oxford and during 1950–1960 at the University of Liverpool.

In 1969 he was nominated to the rank of honorary doctor by the University of Jan Evangelista Purkyne (now Masaryk University) in Brno.

When he died in 1971 he was buried in Liverpool's Allerton Cemetery.

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