The GettyResearch Institute
Research Home Tools Union List of Artist Names Full Record Display
Union List of Artist Names Full Record Display
New Search Previous Page Help
Click the icon to view the hierarchy.
 
Semantic View (JSONJSONLDRDFN3/TurtleN-Triples)

ID: 500003624
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/ulan/500003624

 
Record Type: Person
Kahn, Albert (German-American architect, 1869-1942)

Note: Kahn emigrated from Germany to Detroit, Michigan with his family in 1880 or in 1881. He was self-educated in architecture but honored during his career by degrees from many universities and awards from professional societies. He was an employee at Mason & Rice, Detroit, from 1884 or 1885 to 1895, and became chief designer after his return from Europe where he traveled on a scholarship in 1891. Back from his travels in Europe, Kahn practiced in Detroit the rest of his life. He was originally a partner in the firm Kahn, Nettleton, and Trowbridge (formed in 1896) but when Alexander B. Trowbridge left the firm in 1897 to become dean of the Cornell University College of Architecture, Ithaca, New York, Kahn was left alone at George W. Nettleton's death in 1900. Kahn worked in partnership with his former employer George D. Masson until 1902 and with Ernest Wilby from 1902-1918. The firm's work went under the title "Albert Kahn, Architect, Ernest Wilby, Associate". The name of the firm changed to Albert Kahn, Inc., possibly at the same time the firm's letterhead "Albert Kahn, Architect, Ernest Wilby, Associate" was replaced by "Albert Kahn / Architects and Engineers / Detroit, Michigan" with the name of the associates, including Ernest Wilby's. Further research is required to determine when this change of name occurred. Kahn's firm name changed from Albert Kahn, Inc. to Albert Kahn Associated, Inc. Architects and Engineers in 1940. The firm still exists under the name Albert Kahn Associates. Albert Kahn is a Fellow, American Institute of Architects. American architect, Detroit, Mich.; b. in Westphalia, Germany; grew up in Luxembourg; emigrated with his family to Detroit, Mich. in 1880, where he worked as an architect with Mason and Rice and Kahn, Nettleton, and Trowbridge before forming his own firm in 1902.

Names:
Kahn, Albert (preferred,V,index)
Albert Kahn (V,display)
Kahn, A. Herzensworte (V)

Nationalities:
American (preferred)
German

Roles:
architect (preferred)

Gender: male

Birth and Death Places:
Born:  Rhaunen (Rhineland Palatinate, Germany) (inhabited place)
Died:  Detroit (Wayne county, Michigan, United States) (inhabited place)

Events:
active:   1881-1940  Detroit (Wayne county, Michigan, United States) (inhabited place)

Related People or Corporate Bodies:
founder of ....  Albert Kahn, Inc.  
..................  (American architectural firm and engineering firm, established after 1902, renamed 1940) [500055224]

List/Hierarchical Position:
 ....  Persons, Artists
 ........  Kahn, Albert (I)

Biographies:
(German-American architect, 1869-1942) ..... [VP Preferred]
(American architect, New York, N.Y, 1869-1942) ..... [AVERY]
(American architect, 1869-1942) ..... [BHA]
(German and American architect; born Rhaunen (Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany), 1869; died Detroit (Michigan, United States), 1942) ..... [CCA]
(American architect, 1869-1942) ..... [AVERY]
(German architect, 1869-1942) ..... [AVERY]
(American architect, 1869-1942) ..... [Grove Art]

Additional Names:

Sources and Contributors:
Albert Kahn ........ [CCA]
........................  Canadian Centre for Architecture database
Kahn, A. Herzensworte ........ [CCA]
...........................................  Canadian Centre for Architecture database
Kahn, Albert ........ [AVERY Preferred, BHA Preferred, CCA Preferred, Grove Art Preferred]
..........................  Avery Authority files (1963-)
..........................  CCA Authority File (1980-)
..........................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)

Subject: ........ [AVERY, BHA, CCA, Gallery Systems, Grove Art, VP]
....................  Bucci, Albert Kahn (1993)
....................  Canadian Centre for Architecture database
....................  CCA Authority File (1980-)
....................  Gallery Systems (2000-) LOC ID: n88163469
....................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
....................  Grove Dictionary of Art (1996) XVII, 721-722
....................  Hildebrand, Designing for Industry (1974) 5-24
....................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) LOC ID: n88163469
....................  Macmillan Encyclopedia of Architects (1982) 535-537
....................  old heading
....................  Packard, Encyclopedia of American Architecture (1995) 363-365.
....................  Vollmer, K√ľnstler-Lexikon 20. Jahrhunderts (1953-62)
....................  Who Was Who in America (1943-) 1897-1942; 1943-1950
....................  Withey, American Architects (1996)
 
Note:
English .......... [AVERY, CCA, VP]
.......... Bucci, Albert Kahn (1993) 29-30, 111
.......... Grove Dictionary of Art (1996) 721
.......... Hildebrand, Designing for Industry (1974) 6, 25, 60-61
.......... Macmillan Encyclopedia of Architects (1982) 535
.......... Packard, Encyclopedia of American Architecture (1995) 364-365
.......... Withey, American Architects (1996)
New Search

Back to Top

Printer Friendly Version

The J. Paul Getty Trust
The J. Paul Getty Trust