Eric Mendelsohn

American, born Germany (Allenstein, Germany [now Olsztyn, Poland], 1887 - 1953, San Francisco, California)

Eric Mendelsohn, a German Jewish architect, is considered the main proponent of Expressionism, a movement that developed during the early 1920s among the German, Dutch, Austrian, Czech, and Danish avant-garde. The Expressionists emphasized freedom from

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