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Walter Gropius

Walter GropiusAKA Walter Adolph Gropius

Born: 18-May-1883
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: 5-Jul-1969
Location of death: Boston, MA
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Architect, Artist

Nationality: Germany
Executive summary: Founder of the Bauhaus school

Father: Walter Adolph Gropius
Mother: Manon Auguste Pauline Scharnweber (b. 1855, d. 1933)
Wife: Alma Schindler (ex-wife of Gustav Mahler)
Daughter: Manon (b. 1916, d. 1935 polio)

    Professor: Founder, Bauhaus School (1919-28)
    Professor: Architecture, Harvard University

    The Architects' Collaborative Founder (1945)
    Naturalized US Citizen 1944

Selected edifices:
Fagus Factory (1911, Alfeld, Germany )
Bauhaus School (1925-32, Housin, Dessau, Germany )
Village College (1936, Impington, Cambridge, England )
Gropius House (1937, Lincoln, MA )
Harvard Graduate Center (1949, Cambridge, MA )
University of Baghdad (1957-60, Baghdad, Iraq )
US Embassy, Athens (1961, Athens, Greece )



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