|DESIGNER, ARCHITECT (AUSTRIA)|
BORN 15 Dec 1870, Pirnitz (Moravia) - DIED 7 May 1956, Wien|
GRAVE LOCATION Wien: Zentralfriedhof, Simmeringer Hauptstraße 234, Simmering (Gruppe 14 C, Nummer 20)
Joseph Hoffmann came from Moravia. He studied architecture at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna, where he was a pupil of Karl Hasenauer and Otto Wagner. In 1895 he won the Prix the Rome and he travelled in Italy with Josef Maria Olbrich.
He worked for Wagner until he started his own company in 1898. He was also a teacher at the Kunstgewerbeschule in Vienna (1899-1936). He was a founding member of the Secession in Vienna and in 1903 he founded the Wiener Werkstätte together with Kolo Moser.
His work for the Palais Stoclet in Brussels (1905-1911) was internationally acclaimed. In 1912 he started the Österreichische Werkbund. He designed the Villa Knips (1924-1925) for Sonia Knips (who was born Baroness Poitiers des Eschellles and was painted by Gustav Klimt). After World War II he held several official positions.
was a friend of Hanak, Anton
was a friend of Klimt, Gustav
designed grave monument of Mahler, Gustav
knew Moser, Kolo
knew Olbrich, Josef Maria
was teacher to Prutscher, Otto
was pupil to Wagner, Otto
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