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ID: 500034334
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/ulan/500034334

 

Record Type: Person
Nitzchke, Oscar (American and German architect, 1900-1991)

Note: Born 29 August 1900; died 11 February 1991. Nitzchke's family moved to Geneva, Switzerland in 1908. Nitzchke entered the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Geneva in 1917 and the Atelier Laloux-Lemaresquier in Paris in 1920. In 1921 and 1922 he studied at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux Arts in Paris. In 1922, he began to work in the office of Le Corbusier. In 1923, he left the Atelier Laloux-Lemaresquier and joined the Atelier du Palais de Bois under Auguste Perret. In December 1938, Nitzchke came to the United States to become Associate Professor at the School of Architecture, Yale University and to work with Wallace K. Harrison and Fouilhoux in New York as head of design research. While working with Harrison & Abromovitz, Nitzchke took part in the Alcoa Building in Pittsburgh and the Los Angeles Opera House projects. He became an American citizen in 1952 and changed the spelling of his name from Nitzschke to Nitzchke. American architect lived in Paris.

Names:
Nitzchke, Oscar (preferred,V,index)
Oscar Nitzchke (V,display)
Nitzschke, Oscar Ernest (V)
Nitzchké, Oscar (V)
Oscar Nitzchké (V)

Nationalities:
German (preferred)
American

Roles:
artist (preferred)
architect

Gender: male

Birth and Death Places:
Born:  Altenau (Lower Saxony, Germany) (inhabited place)
Died:  Ivry-sur-Seine (Île-de-France, France) (inhabited place)

Events:
active:   1920-1938  Paris (Île-de-France, France) (inhabited place)
active:   from 1938  United States (North and Central America) (nation)

Related People or Corporate Bodies:
employee of ....  Le Corbusier  
....................  (Swiss architect, painter, and theorist, 1887-1965, active in France) [500027041]
employee of ....  Perret, Auguste  
....................  (French architect, 1874-1954) [500027010]
worked with ....  Fouilhoux, Jacques André  
....................  (American architect, 1879-1945) [500055620]
worked with ....  Harrison, Wallace Kirkman  
....................  (American architect, 1895-1981) [500026345]

List/Hierarchical Position:
 ....  Persons, Artists
 ........  Nitzchke, Oscar (I)

Biographies:
(American and German architect, 1900-1991) ..... [VP Preferred]
(American architect living in Paris, 1900) ..... [AVERY]
(American and German architect; born Altona (Germany), 1900; died Ivry-sur-Seine (near Paris, France), 1991) ..... [CCA]
(American architect, 1900-1991) ..... [AVERY]
(American artist, born Germany. 1900-1991) ..... [MoMA]

Additional Names:

Sources and Contributors:
Nitzchke, Oscar ........ [AVERY Preferred, CCA Preferred, MoMA]
................................  Artists, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) New York (2000-)
................................  Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-)
Nitzchké, Oscar ........ [AVERY]
................................  Avery Authority files (1963-)
Nitzschke, Oscar Ernest ........ [CCA]
...............................................  Canadian Centre for Architecture database
Oscar Nitzchke ........ [CCA, MoMA Preferred]
..............................  Artists, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) New York (2000-)
..............................  Canadian Centre for Architecture database
Oscar Nitzchké ........ [AVERY, VP]
..............................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules

Subject: ........ [AVERY, CCA, Gallery Systems, MoMA]
....................  AMC Architecture mouvement continuité 6 (1984)
....................  Canadian Centre for Architecture database
....................  Gallery Systems (2000-) LOC ID: n85213196
....................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) LOC ID: n85213196
....................  Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-)
....................  Obituaries, New York Times (13 February 1991)
....................  Progressive architecture, 1991 May, v.72, no.4 30
 
Note:
English .......... [AVERY, CCA]
.......... Progressive architecture, 1991 May, v.72, no.4 30
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