Erich Mendelsohn

Erich Mendelsohn was a Jewish German architect, known for his expressionist architecture in the 1920s, as well as for developing a dynamic functionalism in his projects for department stores and cinemas. Mendelsohn is a pioneer of the Art Deco and Streamline Moderne architecture, notably with his 1921 Mossehaus design.

Born: 21 March 1887 in Allenstein, Prussia (now Olsztyn, Poland)
Died: 15 September 1953 (aged 66) in San Francisco, California, United States


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