Prutscher, Otto

ARCHITECT (AUSTRIA)
BORN 7 Apr 1880, Wien - DIED 15 Feb 1949, Wien
GRAVE LOCATION Wien: Zentralfriedhof, Simmeringer Hauptstraße 234, Simmering (Gruppe 12 C, Reihe 16, Nummer 1)

Otto Prutscher was a younger brother of the architect Hans Prutscher. He learned woodworking from his father before he studied at the Kunstgewerbeschule under Franz Matsch and Joseph Hoffmann.

In 1902 he started teaching and from 1909 to 1938 he was a professor at the Kunstgewerbeschule. He was a member of the Wiener Werkstätte and from 1922 to 1941 a member of the Künstlerhaus in Vienna.

In 1911 he married Helene Süßmandl and they had two daughters. His marriage led to his forced retirement in 1939 because his wife was Jewish. In 1947 he received the Austrian State Prize for Architecture.

Related persons
• was pupil to Hoffmann, Josef

Sources
• Becker, Edwin & Sabine Grabner (eds.), Wenen 1900, Portret en interieur, Van Goghmuseum, Amsterdam, 1997
Otto Prutscher – Wikipedia

Images

The grave of Otto Prutscher at the Zentralfriedhof, Vienna.
Picture by Androom (23 Aug 2009)

 


Purkyne, Karel

Published: 29 Jul 2012
Last update: 29 Jul 2012