Urban Josef


Wien 1872 – 1933 New York

 

Architekt, Innendekorateur, Maler, Bühnenbildner, Ausstellungsgestalter und Illustrator. Gründungsmitglied des Hagenbundes, dessen Präsident er von 1906 bis 1908 war. 1901 Umbau und Einrichtung der "Zedlitzhalle", dem Ausstellungsgebäude des Hagenbundes. 1911 übersiedelte er in die USA, wo er Ausstattungsleiter der Boston Opera und der Metropolitan Opera wurde. 1922 leitete er die New Yorker Filiale der Wiener Werkstätte.

 

Lit.: Ausstellungskatalog Hagenbund, Die verlorene Moderne, 1993, S. 269; Thieme/Becker, Bd. XXXIII, S. 589


 

Vienna 1872 – 1933 New York

 

Architect, interior designer, painter, graphic artist, exhibition and stage designer. Founder member of the Hagenbund and its president from 1906 to 1908. In 1901, responsible for the renovation and interior design of the "Zedlitzhalle", the exhibition hall of the Hagenbund. In 1911, he moved to the USA, where he became head of stage design at the Boston Opera and Metropolitan Opera. From 1922 on he was the director of the New York branch of "Wiener Werkstätte".

 

Ref.: Exhibition catalogue Hagenbund, Die verlorene Moderne, 1993, p. 269; Thieme/Becker, vol. XXXIII, p. 589

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