Walter Gropius

Walter Gropius

1883 (Berlin)–1969 (Boston, USA)

He was an exceptionally gifted networker of modernism. No one surrounded himself more quickly with geniuses, no one exported an artistic idea from Germany throughout the world more successfully. His creation, Bauhaus, has long achieved the status of timeless classicism. In 1934, Gropius emigrated to the USA, where he became the mentor of modern US architecture. In his later years he returned once more to post-war Germany to visit, to build and to receive honors – nostalgically admired as a symbol of a brilliant era of German art.